Once upon a time, there was a Becca Sue. She was very unhealthy and overweight and sad. One day she decided that she wanted to do something about being unhealthy, overweight and sad. She started running and set her eyes on finishing a 5k race. In her training process, she found a nice group of Running Moms on Cafemom. They inspired her to keep running when things got hard, cheered with her when she had good runs to report. Then one day one of the Running Moms said they should all sign up for the Disney Princess Half-Marathon in Florida. Becca Sue never thought she could actually run a half marathon, but thought that she might TRY if it were in Disneyworld. She checked her calendar and realized it was long enough away for her to train for a 5k, then a 10k, and then the half marathon. As long as she didn't spontaneously combust or blow out a joint, she thought she might be able to do it. So she signed up for her first 5k. And she started a blog.
People started reading her blog and cheering her on from all over the interwebs. They watched her train for and complete her 5k, and then her 10k. Some even started running because they were so inspired.
Becca Sue realized that in order for her to actually run in Disneyworld, she was going to have to work hard to raise money so her poor husband could come home before 9pm a few nights a week (he's a hard worker). So she started baking and selling muffins. And people actually bought them! Then she got the crazy idea to crochet little animals. And people bought them, too! Becca Sue was so blessed by everyone's generosity and support, and she thought of them every time she went on her long runs.
One day, a group of people who'd been inspired by Becca Sue decided they were going to celebrate with her by planning and hosting a fun-run in her honor. Becca Sue was so humbled and thrilled and just excited that she cried a little and almost wet her pants (true story). Then she wrote a cheesy fairy-tale sounding blog about it.
Seriously, though. My friends Melody Olsen and Teagen Andrews just surprised me this past week with news that they're planning a "fun-run" in my honor for March 13th. There's going to be a 5k and a 10k, and then everyone who comes will have breakfast together. There's a small race fee of $10, and they're giving all the proceeds to... me. For my trip.
If you're not crying yet you should get that checked out... I think your cry-er broke. :)
If you're in the area and want to check it out - there's a link on my Facebook wall and you can link directly to the event by going here; 5k/10k with Becca Sue and Friends!