Monday, January 24, 2011

Oh the Changes!

It has been an exciting month!  Lots happening with the holidays, Goofy Marathon and a Half Challenge (ask me about by Disney bling!), family and friends in town, and things do not seem to be slowing down! 

There are some big changes as well!  There will be a Babcock wedding in April!  My cousin Thomas is getting married and I will be in MA to celebrate, dance the night away and eat wedding cake!  This has changed my Team In Training plans.  Thomas and Christina’s wedding is the same weekend as St. Anthony’s Triathlon – so…. (Drum roll please!) I am now going to run the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon in June!!  Not only am I excited for my first trip to California but I have increased my fundraising goal!  One more step to finding a cure to blood cancer.

Today I have one more reason to fight cancer.

I first met Andrea at the gym.  We both were regulars at a boot camp class we all called “Booty Camp”.  As time went on, I got to know Andrea and her youngest child, Noah.  We would spend as much time chatting after class as we did in class.  Needless to say, we became fast friends.  Andrea was always laughing and giving our instructor a hard time, which would usually result in extra jump squats.  I am not sure I liked her so much thenJ.  During one of our quieter chats Andrea opened up to me about her son, Derek.  Derek spent a year battling leukemia.  He fought hard but in the end, lost his battle.

Today, on the anniversary of Derek’s death, I am sending big hugs to Andrea and her family.  We are thinking about Derek and fighting cancer, too.

I am back to posting regularly - follow me on my journey and help meet my fundraising goal!

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