I recently found out that my future brother-in-law, AML, and his awesome girlfriend, MK, are running in the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk for Arthritis in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, December 12th. MK told me she was running in honor of me, because I am an inspiration. This made me feel so good that MK became an inspiration for me! APL and I (and River too!) have decided to walk in the event in Denver, Colorado on the same day! Here's a great video about the event.
I've never been a part of an event like this, and I'm not totally positive about being able to walk 5K pain-free, but I'm really excited to try! I've wanted to get involved with the Arthritis Foundation for a while now - and a couple of days after graduation seems like the perfect time to start!! Hopefully I will be able to raise a little bit of money and get some of our local friends to walk with us. And maybe I'll get the opportunity to meet some new friends who understand what it's like to deal with RA or other kinds of arthritis. That would be amazing too.
If you read this blog and happen to live in Colorado, please think about joining our team and walking with us! We'd love to have you! The more the merrier!! Seeing as I share so much on this blog, you pretty much know me already - and I'd love to meet you! ~;o) Join Team Z!
If you don't live in Colorado, there are Jingle Bell 5Ks happening all over the country! Find One Near You.
If you are interested in making a monetary donation to support arthritis research, I'd love it if you would support our team or AML & MK's team (who inspired us to start)
Support Team Z (raised $370 so far!!)
Support And A Partridge in a Pear Tree (raised $285 so far!!)
In any event, this is the first time - probably EVER - that I have actually thought about my RA and felt excited because of it. I'm excited to get involved! And it's a great feeling!