All posts filed under: #MoveForStJude

Tri-ing to Go Viral

I figured it was time for an update on my MoveForStJude movement. For those of you just tuning in, I started #MoveForStJude as a way to raise money as a St Jude Hero for the Rock N Roll DC half marathon. I asked people to dedicate a workout, a day, a song…whatever they put effort into and post it social media using the hashtag #MoveForStJude. If they did this and donated $2 or more, I would feature them on Just Tri It Once! It has been amazing to see the submissions and the hashtag floating around! I will say that I thought starting a social movement would be simple. After all, there are like a million internet famous cats and hover board fails out there…so I thought, how hard could it be? At times, I felt like this. Other times, I felt like this. And although I am no cute-british-baby who bit his brother’s finger (and it really hurt!) things have been going well! I’m happy to report that in a matter of 7 days from …

#MoveForStJude, move for you.

Grateful. Thankful. Blessed. It is crazy to think that 2 months ago, I started this blog as a place where I could document all of the wonderful new experiences I was having since beginning of what I thought was a “health” journey.  I swam, biked and ran through my first triathlon and was so inspired by the amazing athletes who were out there with me. I didn’t talk to many people as we raced (because obviously I was sucking wind) so I didn’t get to know anyone, but I do vividly remember everyone. I remember their bodies: they came in different sizes, shapes and weight. Bodies that had been through a courageous battle and came back slightly altered but still beautiful and perhaps stronger. Bodies that were on a transformation journey. Bodies that were alive and working. And it was at that moment that I realized how grateful I was to be in such amazing company. How thankful I was to have decided to participate in that triathlon. How blessed I was for my own body. Every day that I …