Double Post Friday

This week I got my copy of Cincinnati Magazine.  As I’ve said before, it’s no Philadelphia Magazine but it’s not so bad either.  Within the pages I came across a section about charity races.  If you remember way back to when I was living in Germany I took up running.  Or tried to at any rate.  You’ll also note that since we’ve moved to Kentucky I’ve only managed to run a few times.  Mostly because everywhere I go I see hills.  Lots and lots of hills. 

This mama don’t do hills.

I also have suddenly developed a highly unattractive look when running hills.  Think bright red sweaty face.  I never had this problem in Germany where I used to run along the Rhine river.  Not saying I looked like a freakin supermodel but I didn’t have red-face-itits.  So it has to be the hills.  That’s my conclusion anyway.

Back to the magazine.  There’s a charity run benefiting Cystic Fibrosis and it has to be taking place in the coolest place ever.

A cemetery. Why I find that to be such a great place to run is beyond me, but I’m so in.  It’s called the Run Like Hell 5K I’m going to do it.  That means I have to start training at some point to be able to make it the entire 5K because did I mention…

there are hills.  Lot’s and lot’s of hills.  And did I mention you have to wear a costume??? And it starts at 7:30 PM?? In a cemetery??

It’s gonna be awesome (and scary as hell…hehe)  But I am determined to see this through.  It’s for a good cause and it might get my butt in shape (figuratively and literally I suppose.)  I’m toying with the idea of offering up a chance for a yummy prize if you make a donation on my behalf to support me and the cause.  (Details to come on that.)

Either way, encourage me readers!  I’m going to need it to not only survive the running part but also the creepy cemetery part.  If you are in the Cincinnati area on Friday October 29 come by and show your support or better yet run with me!

*I’m taking suggestions for costumes as well!!

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