so in the meantime, i've been trying to keep fit and preparing for anything that comes my way. "built to go and not for show" is my motto! so while I prepare for an awesome adventure in BC and someplace in south/central america that is still yet to be determined, i still need to keep myself active and occupied.
which is an awesome segway to the Little Big Run.
the good thing about the Little Big Run, which started back in 2007, is that the Little Big Run is a non-profit event that encourages physical activity and healthy lifestyles with all proceeds going directly to kids' programs throughout the capital region. if looking after your personal health is not a good enough reason to keep and active lifestyle, then I don't know what is.
so this year, i registered for the 10K race and started up a team, that i hope to fill up with friends and family: Team Live Long and Perspire.
(if you would like to join, click HERE and enter the Team Name: Live Long and Perspire followed by the Passcode: LBR2009)
My goal this year is to better my 10K time compared to last year's Great Human Race, which also happened to be my very first race. Last year I knew I didn't train well enough due to external circumstances (mother nature, I'm look at you!) but still made it a goal to complete the race, in which I did! So now, I plan to train hard and better my time in order to finish the race in about an hours' time.
And do I stop there? Heck NO!
Less than 48 hours ago, I signed up to participate in a 24 hour spin relay Spin Around the Clock.
All proceeds raised from this even goes towards the Livia Stoyke Foundation. Proceeds from this event helps the Livia Stoyke Charitable Foundation's innovative and creative programs in four key areas: fostering the arts, aiding women and children in need, alleviating poverty, and protecting the environment.
Feel free to sponsor me and help me reach my very modest goal as I put my spinning skills to a test. Proceeds go towards a great local cause plus you get a tax receipt come tax time ;)