A little over a year ago I was going through a very hard time in my life and my marriage. I didn’t feel like I could talk to anyone yet about it all because I was still deciding my own feelings about the situation. To help cope with all the emotions and to find relief from the stress I ran…literally. I got on the treadmill and started to run, turned up the music and ran. I was able to drown out the voices in my head and focus on me. Running made me feel strong, capable, and clear. I knew who I was when I was running. It is such a pure activity…you can’t be someone else, you can’t lie to yourself, you just run.
While I was up at night with the baby I found a blog through Twitter stalking people [lol] and that person, Bethany Joy, was participating in something called Tread on Trafficking. It caught my attention and I started to read what it was all about, Love146. The organization raises money to stop child sex trafficking. The videos are hard to watch but worth it. I believe this organization is so important and vital for children’s, girl’s and women’s rights. No one should have to experience what these people do.
So…I kept running but for another reason, to raise money. I came in at the tail end of the fundraiser so I didn’t raise too much. I want to change that this year. It is 8 weeks long and starts May 1st. If you are so inclined, please donate here. You can donate, per hour or per mile or a specific amount, your choice.
**Fun Fact – This is also how Runcing was born…shakin it on the treadmill to my Reggeton station on Pandora.