It has been almost six months since I last published a blog post! Life has been crazy (isn’t it always?) with highs and lows, but I won’t get into too many details today. Maybe that’s a post for another day, as I find a way to work blogging back into my life.
What have I been doing all this time? Among other things, I have been running with a purpose. I hope you’ll take a minute to read my story.
Losing My Dad and Learning To Run
For those who don’t know, I lost my dad to lung cancer in 2014. He fell ill in September and was gone by December. The fall months bring up difficult memories of doctor’s appointments, tests, worry, stress, my dad’s entrance into hospice care, and the grief of losing him to an awful disease. Blue Ridge Hospice (an organization local to me) provided care and comfort during this difficult time for my family.
Fall could be a very sad time of year for me, and depression could drag me down. Instead, I have decided to focus on the positive feelings that come with setting and achieving goals.
Motivated by running in memory of my dad, I completed my first ever 10K race in 2016. And thanks to my amazing friends and family I also raised $245 for Blue Ridge Hospice. $245 didn’t seem like much to me at the time, but at the end of the race they announced that I had raised the MOST money. That was awesome, but it left me with the feeling that I could (and should) do much more!
This year the Butterfly 10K is taking place on October 21st. I have been training hard and am ready to go! Once again, in memory of my dad I’m raising money to benefit Blue Ridge Hospice.
You can donate directly to my fundraiser here: Erin’s 2017 Butterfly 10K Race Fundraiser
Fueled by AdvoCare
My 10K training has been fueled by AdvoCare products. Yep! – starting a new business is one of the things that kept me busy and away from my blog over the last six months. In addition to direct donations, I am donating 10% of all my AdvoCare sales during the month of September directly to Blue Ridge Hospice. Reach out and let me help you find a product that is a fit for your current lifestyle and goals.
It’s a win-win. You improve your health and wellness, and a portion of the sale will assist patients needing end-of-life care. My store link is here if you want to take a peek, but reaching out to me personally would be even better so we can discuss your goals. 🙂
I don’t normally share a lot about my business on social media (network marketing in a new adventure for me), but since this cause is so near and dear to my heart, I am have put myself out there more this month. Don’t worry, I haven’t gone crazy and overwhelmed the internet with spam. I have been sharing my favorite AdvoCare products weekly on my personal social media pages. Would you be interested in reading about them? If I can whip up a quick post, I’ll link it here.
I have also been regularly sharing updates on the progress I make towards my goal. I originally set a goal of raising $500 for Blue Ridge Hospice and asked my friends and family to please help me crush that goal! Well, within only a week I did! So I raised my goal to $1,000. Stay tuned to hear how much I raise in total – and perhaps you will even contribute to that final number!
With love, Erin