I've officially signed up for my first race since the surgery!
Its the Freaky 5K run/walk on October 27th (and all the shirts say "Run for Your Life" so I went with it in the post title)
So far I can walk 3 miles. This leaves me with a whole month to add one more tenth of a mile. I figured I can most likely make up the difference. I even checked with my Neurosurgeon at my last appointment and got the go-ahead to participate.
I have 12 other friends (maybe more) doing the race too and we're all dressing up!
I wanted a costume that allows me to carry a drink. Recently, I haven't needed to take as many sips of water on my walks, but I feel more comfortable knowing I would have something by my side. Last year for Halloween I was dressed as the Statue of Liberty and my torch was a flashlight taped to a bottle of, um, libations.
I swear that mixture is more iced tea than whiskey.
I have Jack Bauer there to keep me honest.
This year I plan to recycle much of the costume and fill that bottle with flame colored gatorade so I can hydrate as I stroll through North Park as Lady Liberty.
If there's anything to look forward to - its combining my walking with seeing people I love - AND it feels oh so good to have a race on the calender again!