6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Speechless

It is not often that I cannot find my words, when I am Speechless... Today is a RARE day.. TRYING to catch up on my Bloggy friends I visited Running Circles Around the Turtles (HERE). It ALWAYS amazes me when I find my name mentioned on any Blog. I wrote a comment to Robin about who/what inspires me to RUN. Had she not put my name in front of the words I could never have claimed it.

"I don't have a specific person but when I ran the Race for the Cure in 2008 I was overwhelmed by the number of Breast Cancer survivors running.. So often people find reasons not to do things...reasons that have no real merit but are seeded in self-doubt. Then there are people who chose to keep going to "Do" instead of trying. Who live life to the fullest and say "Cancer you will not take my health." Those people inspire me."

Breast Cancer has not directly hit my friends or family (Thank God), but to me Cancer is Cancer and it all SUCKS!! The Cause and the Cure are close to my heart. I am working on a few things...putting plans in motion and will have an announcement SOON.. Here's a hint...
Tall Mom is going PINK!!!
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19 comments:

Taylor Tribe said...

I love that you're going pink!! My dad died of cancer and we have lost several aunts to breast cancer...so yes it sucks!! And like you mentioned anything to do with the cause is close to my heart! Keep up the great work!

Morgan said...

Robin is so sweet and I've had the privilige of meeting/running with her!!! I loved your quote and I agree with you... it's so inspiring to me. I am running a breast cancer half in Feb in honor of my aunt, a survivor and I'm dedicating it to her and sending her my medal. Congrats on going Pink!!!

Running, kind of. said...

Again, with the tears. Jeeze. Isn't it strange when you read what you wrote and think, "WOW! Did I really write that?" Mel, you are a fountain of wisdom and you encourage people, I believe, in ALL walks of life, not just running. You are a true blessing and I am certain you will NEVER know just how meny lives you touch and enhance each day. Yet you don't do it for your own gain. You do it with a sincere and genuine love for people.

Thank you for being you.

And yes, cancer sucks. Luckily PINK is my favorite color!

Amanda

Ashley said...

Ooooooooh, I'm excited for you announcement!!! :)

I agree with you, cancer sucks!!! I'm all about doing ANYTHING I can to help with the fight - anything at all!

Jo Lynn said...

October is the perfect month to "go pink". ;)
My mom is a breast cancer survivor (16+ years). I'm thankful evey single day for this. She's turning 77 in October.

Shannon said...

My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor twice now. Yes, twice. And now is battling cancer of a different kind.

For those reasons, I actively raise money for Susan G Komen. Last year, I was top 25 in my state for fundraising. This year, it's going a little slower, but I'm doing my part. Just an fyi, I have a link on my page to my fundraising page.

Shannon said...

My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor twice now. Yes, twice. And now is battling cancer of a different kind.

For those reasons, I actively raise money for Susan G Komen. Last year, I was top 25 in my state for fundraising. This year, it's going a little slower, but I'm doing my part. Just an fyi, I have a link on my page to my fundraising page.

Shannon said...

My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor twice now. Yes, twice. And now is battling cancer of a different kind.

For those reasons, I actively raise money for Susan G Komen. Last year, I was top 25 in my state for fundraising. This year, it's going a little slower, but I'm doing my part. Just an fyi, I have a link on my page to my fundraising page.

robinbb said...

One of my first motivators when I first started running was because of my mom who is a colon and breast cancer survivor. If she could be strong, I knew I could. Now I run because I know I am at risk for breast cancer at an early age and I want to make sure I have everything taken care of health-wise that I can, so I will never have to think What It? I can't wait to see your big announcement.

Ashley said...

I'm excited for the announcement! I love the Komen Race for the Cure last weekend. My grandmother battled breast cancer for years before her death, so the cause means a lot to me. In fact, The Breast Cancer Marathon is probably going to be my first marathon for that reason.

busyrunningmama said...

My mother-in-law is in remission from breast cancer and can call herself a survivor. I have done the 60 mile walk for Breast Cancer two times, once before she was diagnosed and once during her treatment. Raising thousands of dollars for a cause that affects so many people gives you such a sense of accomplishment whether you have been personally touched by cancer or not! Good for you for going pink!!! Can't wait to here what you are up to! I have seriously considered doing the walk again, I have walked 120 miles for breast cancer, what's another 60, right?? Maybe in 2010!!

Britt said...

Couldn't agree more.
The Race Against Breast Cancer run left me overwhelmed, emotional, amazed and inspired. It was truly a honor to run/walk with all of those women.
Go Mel, for going PINK!!! :)

Sarah Jane said...

Agreed. Race for the Cure is ALWAYS so humbling. And guess what? Pink is the new black. :)

Marci said...

Pink all the way, you've got such a great heart!

The CilleyGirl said...

I absolutely COVET the New Balance 769s that are out in pink (hot pink!!) for the Cure. Every day I get a little bit closer to deciding to get them. They wouldn't really match anything I have (although I do run mostly in black... and I did just order a new sports bra in pink). Okay, not talking myself out of them! In fact, I may have to get all new gear in PINK!!!

X-Country2 said...

I'm doing a Race for the Cure on Sunday, and yeah, I'll be in pink too. What a great cause.

fancy nancy said...

I agree....cancer does suck! I have lost a lot of loved ones to breast cancer so thank you for going pink! Also I love your new picture!!

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

There's a 5K walk in Sumner from the Old Cannery to Windmill. Think we're doing it:) It's Oct. 10th...you should join us:) $15 pre-register fee...Hugs!

Marlene said...

I LOVE to run for a cause. This is a great one!