10 Miles For Ty - Again!
April 5, 1997 I woke up as though it were any other day, not knowing the devastation about to rock me to my core. Four years of putting up a fight no kid should ever experience...
Eight years young.
He spent four years fighting the battle of a lifetime and almost one month before his 30th birthday I will be lacing up my running shoes and hitting the Minneapolis/St. Paul pavement for 10 miles again!
Let me be real with you interwebs, I don't run. I don't enjoy running. It's one of the few physical activities I cringe at when someones suggest it, similar to how I feel about the dentist. I can think of many other places to be other than there.
I am not a runner, at all, but knowing my body was capable of doing the 10 miler once I KNEW I could do it again! The chance to lace up my shoes and run for Tyler, every single step of the way, one more time was an opportunity I could not pass up on. We are running for those who have lost their battle and every child who continue to fight.
“AS LONG AS THERE ARE KIDS WITH CANCER, WE CAN NEVER GIVE UP!”
— TYLER DAVID, AGE 4
The next few months won’t be easy. I have hundreds of miles ahead of me before I reach the start line. There will be days when I don’t want to lace up my shoes. There will be days when I prefer sleeping in over doing my long run. Then, I’ll remember why I’m doing this.
For Ty. The strongest, happiest, goofiest kid around town. For him and every other kid, I will finish those 10 miles no matter what it takes.
Because I knew there was no way I would willingly run 10 miles, I joined Team Superstars to help raise money for Children's Minnesota and Cancer Kids Fund.