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All aspects of our community are designed to allow every individual inspired by Camp to believe that the impossible can be possible.
Pretty easy to believe in a Cause like this, huh?So....about the running....I guess sometimes I don't BELIEVE strongly enough in the running....or at least in the runner! I have faith that I am fundraising for an excellent cause, but I don't have the same faith in myself as a runner.....OMG....that's IT!! The running IS a part of the equation in this endeavor, so I need to find the same faith in the runner that I have in the Cause!! I sometimes get down on myself because I am not fast enough, young enough, or because I don't LOOK like a runner, and I let that put a damper on the joy that I should be feeling while running! Did I not just read the "Possibility" section above? Does it not say, "BELIEVE that the impossible can be possible?" So....even though I sometimes wonder if I have another marathon in me, what with the arthritis in the knee and back acting up so often, I should just have faith that with the proper training, stretching, weight loss, etc...that this can be my BEST MARATHON EVER! By "Best Marathon"..I don't necessarily mean fastest, I just mean "most successful"....in terms of feeling that I am living up to my full potential (whether it be a 4:30 marathon or a 6:30 marathon) and feel proud of myself when I cross that finish line!!
No more doubting the runner! I have committed to doing this marathon and I have to do everything that I can to make it my most FUN marathon ever!So, I'm not going to promise that I will head out the door for each and every run, feeling giddy and chomping at the bit to get on the road....but I DO promise to really work on my attitude and to work really hard at regaining the faith in myself as a runner!!I'VE GOT THIS!!!!!