dive in heart first

Sometimes I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew. 2013 has been an impulsive year for me. I became a vegan. I signed up for a half marathon on a whim (having never run farther than 5km in my life). I started this blog. I went on a vacation more or less by myself for the first time. This morning I hiked up the Grouse Grind, and then signed up for Grind for Kids (more on that below).

But here’s the thing: life is short. In the past year, I’ve had friends and family affected by cancer and other serious illnesses. Friends of friends lost their lives in accidents. My athletic, healthy mom – who is the strongest woman I know – had two strokes. It may be cliché, but we don’t know how much time we have left.

So let’s seize the moment. Let’s run past our limits – for ourselves, for those who can’t, for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Let’s climb mountains – for the view, for the extra desserts we can eat later without feeling guilty, for the kids. Let’s share experiences, passions, life. Let’s dive in heart first.


Grind for Kids

Grind for Kids is a charitable initiative in which fundraisers collect pledges of $1 or more for each time they do the Grouse Grind throughout the season. Funds raised through Grind For Kids will go toward the Cardiology area of the new BC Children’s Hospital, ensuring children with heart conditions continue to receive the best health care possible in the future. On average, over 225 open-heart operations are performed at the hospital each year – over half of which are on children younger than one year old.

If you’d like to help me reach my goal, please go to https://secure.bcchf.ca/SuperheroPages/main.cfm?Event=GrindForKids&Member=34503 and click on the yellow Pledge per Grind (or One Time Donation) button.

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