Just promise yourself one thing…

Lately I have noticed that a lot of status updates (on bbm, facebook, and/or twitter) have been changing to famous quotes on life and love. Today’s include:

“Just promise yourself one thing… LIVE!”
-and-
“The greatest thing you will ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”



Inspiration is something that isn’t talked about very often but everyone needs it. Running my first half marathon was something that I have always wanted to do but I just never had the drive to do it until last year. Reading inspiration stories and quotes helps to put your mind into perspective of what your goal really is and what it means to you.
Live. Following through with my goal of completing a half marathon has showed me that running 21K wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Of course I had days of struggle but that’s what happens in life. I gained a huge self of accomplishment and self-confidence after crossing the finish line and I knew that I could do anything I put my mind to.


The hard part of living while loving is caring for others. In my mind in order to be able to ensure that you can live, you have to make healthy choices. The biggest thing I see everyday is smokers. I never want to tell someone how to live their life and if smoking is something that they want to do then I can’t stop them. And I don’t want to put up a fight with them. What’s the point? Everyone knows the consequences of smoking and everyone is free to make their own choices. What really hurts is when you see someone you love endangering themselves and knowing that you have a friend who has just battled cancer. So, instead of putting up a fight I will post 2 videos that are stronger than reading words. As an artist, I believe that seeing a performance is one of the most powerful ways to get your point across to your audience. I introduce to you my friend, Marc Kimelman:


http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/GMuPnN1oMzU?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0&hd=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6


“I Move Forward” raised over $35,000 for artists touched by cancer. This inspiration story is one that touches my heart and I hope it has touched yours as well. Marc is now a cancer survivor and continues to perform and choreograph just like he was born to do.


This is where Marc has been lately:


http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/uwX23vQ7dws?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0&hd=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6


So please, LIVE. 
And continue to LOVE.


http://www.imoveforward.ca/

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Run A Marathon? Maybe a Half-sie!

So, I have been asked alot lately “What marathons do you run?” and it’s always a favourite when a stranger comes up to your treadmill and says, “I just have to ask, are you a runner?” Then I ask myself, “Marathon? That’s 44km, isn’t it?” and “Really you came over to ask me that while I am sweating unattractively and trying to catch my breath after reaching 15k?” Awesome!


After consideration, I have decided to seriously run a half-marathon. A half-marathon is a marathon just a half-sie…. yep, that’s 22k! The longest I have run is 17k but- I’m ready to take that challenge. After watching countless episodes of The Buried Life you realize that it’s really easy to scratch off #47 on your list. It’s really not #47 on my list but that’s because my list has been in my head and this is the first time I have written it down. So, I guess that makes this #1 on my buried life list. Here’s to crossing it off!

I also get asked alot what I listen to when I run and how I can I possibly keep running after 2k. That’s where the blog comes in. I will post my favourite songs, albums, my ups and downs of my runs as I prepare for my race to the finish line. I haven’t decided which run I will be my first half-marathon. Afterall, it’s a big decision in a girl’s life! But- I will keep you posted when I do!

Get ready for some hilarious stories on the embarrassing things I manage to do on almost every run. It’s gonna be as amazing as Simon Pegg in Run Fatboy Run. No seriously, you’ll laugh at me. I laugh at myself everytime without fail!