Have you ever been sitting there looking at your phone thinking " Why yes I do want to know ten secrets from the cast of 1993s The Sandlot" Me too? That's how I also know the feeling of shame build up in your thumbs when not only did you click the link, but you also already knew all the "secrets" that had been promised to be revealed. Then you have to click on a link which promises to give you "26 stories of horrible bosses who finally get what they deserve" Are you tired of the endless cycle of hope and shame that comes from social media clickbait at 1 AM? Wish you could sleep at 1 AM? There is a way to break out of the shameful drone of disappointment. Get up early every morning, go outside, and swim for a 1.2-mile swim. That's the warmup. eat a light snack and hop on a bike and go for a ride. This is really what is going to start to work out all the regret out of the muscle fibers. We know we all have lots of regrets so you are going to need to go or a 56-mile ride. Wow, now we feel like we are starting to make a change, but what about that shame? We can't just go for a swim and a bike ride, that's weak sauce. We need to run, running is the only real way to get rid of thumb shame, and we need to run a lot, 13.1 miles a lot. Don't think you can do that. I believe in you. all you need to do is dedicate the next 6 months of your life to swimming, biking, and running so that you can be in the best physical condition of your life. Oh, do that while maintaining a balanced home/work life as well. I know, I know... you are not going to do it. You just won't. You may say you will, you may even spend the thousands of dollars on the equipment and training needed just to see that bike collect dust in the garage for the next 8 years until you finally sell it at a garage sale for 10 bucks just so you don't have to hear your spouse harass you about the money you spent for something you only used once. So what should you do instead?
I have a solution to your late thumb shame woes. Let me do it. I am going to be competing in the CDA Half Ironman this summer to raise money for The Anna Schindler Foundation. The money I raise will be used to provide emotional and financial support to families fighting childhood cancer in the Inland Northwest while raising awareness of this disease. That means you get all the feeling good benefits of both competing in an Ironman and helping cancer kids, Why The Anna Schindler Foundation? As a pediatric oncology nurse, I have seen the impact that The Anna Schindler Foundation has had and will continue to have with our support. I have seen families at their best and at their worst. I have shared laughter and I have shared tears. This is just where you are in the Childhood Cancer world. As a Nurse caring for these families I know they would say that I have done so much for them, taking care of their child while they get sick all over their bed, or a late-night sheet change cause they were just too tired to get to the bathroom in time. The truth is, these families have done so much for me, only in pediatric oncology can you go into a room of dying teen to feel the love of a Heavenly Father surrounds her, you bath in her light for a few minutes so that you feel that love before going to the next room of the family who just found out their diagnosis. Having races down the hall with that little boy, who has only known the hospital in his short 2-year life. I live for these moments because when a child passes they never die. They live on in the hearts of those who cared for them. And on race day, I will be running with that boy and when I cross the finish line I will be wrapped in the love that not only surrounded that teen but surrounds us all. This will be a challenge for me, but it will never hold a candle to the challenges these families face every day... every hour... for the rest of their lives. And no matter how long it takes, The Anna Schindler Foundation and Myself, and my coworkers will always fight for these kids in the Inland Northwest and all over the world. Please Donate and Support me during this journey! There will always be a need until there is a cure!