- on February 3, 2012
Today is Wear Red Day. For me it is like any other day. I start the day thanking God for another day and I wear red. Almost nine years after my heart attack at the age of 39 I proudly wear a red Road I.D. everyday and support Go Red For Women at many of the triathlons and running events I now participate in (events for cancer are the only exception, when I LIVESTRONG). Go Red is a way of life. As is LIVESTRONG. It's about empowerment, taking control of your life and doing the best you can. I do not have a picture of me wearing red today, but trust me, I am. I have attached a picture of me supporting Go Red last summer. This was at the finish line of my very first 10K which I ran exactly one year to the day after my first 5K. I wasn't the fastest (some of the runners in the half marathon passed me!) and I had to walk at times but I tried and that's all that matters. If you don't exercise regularly, you should. If you smoke, please stop. Know your numbers (blood pressure & cholesterol) and know your risks, visit heart.org. Love your heart!