By News9 Meteorologist Carrie Rose.
The Oklahoma City Race for the Cure is this Saturday, October 4 at the Bricktown Ballpark. A pretty good bunch of us from News9 are running, and we hope you'll support this cause and maybe come out to the Race and meet some of us!
This will be my first 5K race. I ran track for a year in high school, but I did the mile and was suckered into the two mile only once when that runner was ill for a meet. I like running, but I'm more of a run a mile, walk a mile, run a mile girl. Three plus without stopping is...well, that's why I've been training for this! I did a practice 5K run this weekend, and after a couple days resting, I'm ready to do it again! I love that feeling you get in your legs...like you just HAVE to run or you'll go stir-crazy. So if you watch me at Noon today and I seem a little ancy, that's just because I'm itching to get home and go for a run.
I love the feeling of strength and resilience after a good run. My legs have definitely gotten stronger since I started training for the race. However, I admit I'm being a total girl by hating the scale for showing the muscle weight...ugh. What's five added pounds when it's muscle, really? Tell my scale that...
I'm racing with personal purpose this Saturday. Not only do I want to stay healthy and active for my own well-being, I know it's especially important for me to do this because I have a history of breast cancer in my family. My incredible mother is a breast cancer survivor. She's been cancer-free for several years now. She was a strong woman before she was diagnosed, but she is even more lovely and stronger now than I've ever known her to be. Cancer truly does change dynamics in a family, bringing out strengths from individual members that were previously untouched. And it certainly gives us all a greater appreciation and thankfulness for the time we do have together as a family.