Self-Portrait Friday: 9/10/10

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Welcome to this week’s installment of Self-Portrait Friday!  I suppose you’ve noticed that my self-portraits don’t always feature my face.  This is deliberate, and I’m doing it for a few reasons.  Not only do I think you’d soon grow tired of seeing me (Her again?!), I also like playing with the concept of a self-portrait – stretching the boundaries a bit.  So this week an inanimate object is taking my place in my self-portrait.


Has anyone ever told you that you resemble Mickey Mouse?

This week’s self-portrait relates to the half marathon I walked last Sunday.  This medal, which I earned for walking 13.1 miles in and around Disneyland, identifies me as a half marathoner and an endurance athlete.

It identifies me as a crazy person that will train for months (two, for this race), walk many miles in training (thank goodness for the “company” of my iPod!), and also identifies me as someone who will get up really early (at 4:15 a.m.) to gather with thousands of other crazy people before the sun rises on race day.  Yep – nutso!

Why do I do this?  As you may remember from a past blog post, one reason I do these races is to stay physically active and to keep me motivated regarding exercise.  However, I also do it “Because I can.”  I’m well aware that I’m blessed to be healthy and mobile, so I’m getting out there for the sheer joy of being able to set a goal, train, and complete these long walks. I should, I can, and I do.

What activities or hobbies in your life illustrate an aspect of you?  Please share in a comment, if you’re so inclined.

Weekend Activities & Another Way to Lend a Hand

I’m off to Santa Barbara this afternoon, and will be volunteering as a crew member for the Avon 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer that’s taking place on Saturday and Sunday.  I’m not walking the miles this time, but am happy to supportthose who are.  These fantastic walkers, including my friends CQ and MV, are logging major miles this weekend to help fight breast cancer.  I hope you’ll join me, the walkers, and the other crew members in thinking pink!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend…

Warm regards,
Melody

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