Yeah, the heat and I are not friends anymore. I used to be fine at 85-90, these days when it’s over 72 I’m not exactly comfortable.
Things lately have had me thinking about my parents a lot—which isn’t surprising—and with that I’ve started looking for other walk events. In October there’s a Light Up The Night walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the American Cancer Society has a virtual walk available; my mom had more than one heart attack and during the time I was dealing with the pituitary tumor she was kicking the shit out of lymphoma, so those are important to me.
It would matter to my mom, too, that I walk against the things that turned the tide of her life. She was thrilled when I participated in my first SGK 3 Day, though I imagine the donning of the pink spandex as I paraded around San Francisco the next year left her a bit perplexed. I’m not sure what she thought about the pink hair, but one some level it probably amused her.
So yeah…I want to do a few walks in her honor.
I just wish it would cool down so training wouldn’t feel like walking through the pits of hell…
*There's also a virtual 5K. You can register for it by checking out their Facebook page and clicking on "About."