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I’m running the 2007 race for the cure!

I’ve decided that I am finally going to run the race for the cure this year. No more just thinking about it. Now is as good a time as there ever will be. I have 50 lbs. to lose and running this race would be a great motivator for me to get in shape. I will run (not walk), and not come in last, in memory of my mom, who had 6 babies and never weighed more than 135 lbs. She died of breast cancer in 1996.

And I’m making Jim run with me, since he gained 15 lbs. of “baby weight” too 🙂

So I’m putting this out there, for all of you to witness. And now I have to do it. And I want you all to check up on me, ask me how my training is going and such. The Detroit race is on June 16th, 2007. I don’t expect to win it or anything, but I will run and not come in last. It’s something to work for.

Okay, there, now I have to do it! Eeek! 🙂

6 thoughts on “I’m running the 2007 race for the cure!”

  • I think that’s an incredibly awesome thing to do. Me, I can’t even run to the mailbox and back without getting winded, so I have total respect for someone who is determined to run for such a noble cause.

    And hey, even if you walk it and come in dead last, you’re still a winner. Good luck!

  • dylan says:

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  • Hey, what do you know! Kids all speak the same language on the computer.

    Getting him started at the keyboard early is good. He’ll be just like his dad in no time.

    Got your Christmas card today. Thank you. It’s beautiful.

  • Hello Laura,

    I came across your site after visiting Friends Reunited and reading James’s profile – I was in the same class as James in school so was interested to see what he was getting up to. Your baby, Dylan, is so beautiful! Could you possibly pass my regards on to James and tell him I am so very glad to see him doing so well, and with a lovely wife and child to complete his happiness.

    I am living in London and just embarking on a Doctorate in English – slave to study it seems! Anyway, back to you, James was a great guy at school so you have certainly hooked yourself a good one there. I am in the process of setting up a website with my fiance and we are planning to travel around Europe, South East Asia and Africa gathering stories from around the world to share in a grand collective of ideas; I would love for you to submit one of your short stories if you wished to and any other work, poetry, etc., but just have a think about it and I will contact you when we are closer to set up.

    Kindest regards,


  • Hi Laura and Lorraine,
    well maybe you will say what is this crazy girl asking us?
    I am a graduate in English studies, I am from Madrid, Spain… and would like, since i have seen you both have degrees in English, and Lorraine is even doing a doctorate, my goodness…(i am jealous, you must be so intelligent) ask you if I could ask from you both for information on American and British literature (I didnt specialise in Literature, but Linguistics during my degree), specially contemporary…
    The reason is that I am preparing a competitive examination, and would need the advice and knowledge of people who really like literature…Well thanks a lot…:-)
    Laura, the baby is so beautiful!!:-)

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