This is my first blog and it's going to be short and sweet. I have been thinking about blogging ever since I read an article about two bloggers who have gained a lot of attention for their experiences in running and their nutrition. Problem is, it seems as though they are talking about caloric restriction and overexercising. I was appalled that so many people were following them. I understand what it is to struggle with my body image and how that obsession can take over one's life, so my goal is to offer my experience with it.
Over the past several years, I have gone through major changes in my life, I stopped drinking, I went to college, got a job, and went through a wide range of emotions about myself and who I am. Through that journey, I have started to realize this sense of wanting to help others, and through that, I am now trying to raise money for the American Cancer Society. My stepgrandmother was the first person I knew to die of cancer. She got ovarian cancer and died within 7 weeks of diagnosis. My stepgrandfather also got the disease and died from complications. One of my friends found out a year after having a major stroke that she has non hodgkins lymphoma and is going through treatment. I have so many other examples and I feel compelled to do something, however small it may be.
More on all of this, but starting now until february, I am going to be using this blog to document my half marathon training, my attempts to raise $1300 for cancer, and all of the obstacles that come with both. Thanks for reading my blog, I hope it'll be interesting!!!