My URL is still runbigjenrun.blogspot.com but I have been feeling a bit sheepish lately because it's been almost a month (Oct. 11th to be exact) since I've done any sort of running besides trying to make it across the street without getting hit by cars.
For the next seven months, I'll be talking a lot about my newest endeavor, the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. It will be June 5-6 here in Chicago and I have at least 2 friends planning to walk with me (more on these fantastic gals later). I felt like it was important to do for two reasons: I like having a large overall fitness goal to work towards but also breast cancer has touched several women in my life and I wanted to be able to give back through this run. I need to raise $1800 but I'm going to try to do it creatively and I'll get into more details about that later. In this economy, that's a scary large number but I know of at least four people, survivors actually, that I want to donate in honor of. How many do you know? 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with this disease unless we can find a cure. In the meantime, the money I'll raise will go to help women (and men) with their cancer treatments. It's awesome and I feel really blessed that God has blessed me with two legs that have the ability to walk such a daunting distance. I know it's going to be an amazing journey. I got all choked up watching the video at the informational meeting.
So... in honor of all that, I figured I'd shake things up here at Run, Big Jen, Run and now I'm going to be telling you about my footsteps because I estimate it's going to take about 41,501 of them to make it those 39.3 miles.