Wear Red

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!

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

Comments

ldchealth 6 years, 3 months ago

Good advice from someone who's been there. You are inspiring! Thank you.

Marilyn Hull 6 years, 3 months ago

I agree, it's not about winning, it is about participating. I'm always at the tail end, whether it is Dog Days or a community run. My attempts at some yoga poses are downright comical. And sometimes I have to get off my bike and walk when going uphill.

You look great in the photo--like a woman with a strong will to live. I'm right there with you.

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