Boston Bucket List
Posted by Amber Bell
Do you have a bucket list?
I mean I had an idea in my head of all the things I wanted to accomplish in life, and things I wanted to do, places I wanted to see, but it wasn't like an actual "list".
Until I was told that I only had 24-28 months to live that list that had been sitting waiting for later in my head.
Getting cancer was NOT on my bucket list.
Not on paper and Not in my head.
Hoever, cancer did force me to think about all the things that I wanted to do -- and now I had a little bit more motivation to get on the ball and actually be intentional about what I was doing.
So, why the Boston Marathon you might wonder.
I get it. Running isn't everyone's thing.
It wasn't always mine.
But it has been for the last 20ish years.
Running for me is more than just putting one foot in front of the other.
It is proof that I am alive.
It is me being in control of my body.
I am not in control of the tumors growing in my body.
I am not in control of the side effects.
I am in control of getting my body out of bed and running.
I can run.
Not fast and not necessarily really far (although I am really hopeful that I will make it 26.2 miles again).
But I can run!
and I am going to run the Boston Marathon.
With your help.
If you have read this far, I am going to assume that you are going to keep reading.
I have, with the help of good friends and connections and a charity entry been given the chance to fundraise and run the Boston Marathon.
So, here's my first step of many.
The first step is asking for donations.
Donations that will help me keep on putting one foot in front of the other and make it to Boston to run and prove to cancer and myself that I AM STILL ALIVE and RUNNING!