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#CRUSHcancer 5K

I totally finished that 5K today!!!

SOOO, I was pretty much last, but I did it.  It’s ok that I and one other gal were the only two on the track.  The rest of the group went the city course, but really, I didn’t want to hold up any traffic with my mad walking skills or awesome legs.  haha!

All kidding aside, we had an awesome event which made some nice change for the Texas Oncology Foundation.

Here’s a pic of most of the group…


I loved doing this and am ready to tackle on another.  Well, I’m not ready to be the main organizer of one yet…I’ll wait another year for that, but I’m ready to go walk one again.  It was a lot of fun!

My whole family participated in it as well.  This is how my 10 year old felt in the end…



Crush Cancer 5K

I’m eat up with working on this 5K event that is coming up. It’s so exciting!! I can’t wait to see who all shows up and what we do for this great cause–TEXAS ONCOLOGY FOUNDATION.
Today, we got our event shirts in. These were printed for those who pre-registered for the event.


I really like doing stuff that helps others. I believe this project will end up supporting people here in our area. That is so exciting 😄😜😀!

I Don’t Run


I’ve never been a part of a 5K event.  I don’t run.  I can walk a ways and I can walk pretty fast, but I do not run.  I admire those who can and do, but I do not.  I walk on a treadmill almost every day and enjoy it, but again, no running.  I attempt to jog a little every once in a while, but nope, no running.  I mean, really, the only time I’d run is if I’m running toward my children because they need me in an EMERGENCY or away from a monster.   I know, I’ve made my point.

When the students I advise on the student council at work decided their *big* project would be a 5K, I was like OK, but I know nothing of running.  I know nothing of this kind of event.  Well, I knew nothing–but I’ve done some research.  I’ve chatted with people who know stuff and have hooked up with some very resourceful individuals.  My students have presented the project to several people and local community organizations.  They have talked to other students about such events and come up with some unique ideas on their own as well.

Through all this, it’s finally come to the day we go “LIVE” with the event.   A great tech guy created a page for our event through our school website.  Although I’ve never seen Blake’s face, I know he’s great, because I sent him probably about 20 emails about this event and he never sent me a mean email in return.  Trying to get everything pinned down on people, places and things was a bit of a feat.  The flyer was completed along with the registration form and this event is on GO!

I just wanted to blog about it, because even though I DON’T RUN, I believe this event will be great.  This is mainly due to the fact that the students have really worked on this and will continue to do so–getting t-shirt sponsors, getting the word out, rounding up registrations and selling tickets to the spaghetti dinner which is happening the night before the 5K.  Oh, we are also having a raffle for a cedar chest that one of our parents has donated!

THE BEST PART—besides the fact that I don’t have to run—is that ALL THIS is benefiting the Texas Oncology Foundation.  This foundation grants money to cancer patients in need right here in our local area.  They help all across Texas, but the money we collect will be staying in East Texas.  The students are especially excited about this.  I’m excited mostly because THEY are excited!

…and I don’t have to run. 🙂

If you’d like to check out our event, go to

Excitement makes me EXCITED!

I advise a group of great student council kiddos.

Today, the officer group went to our superintendent and shared the platform they are going to use to run for a Texas Association of Student Councils state office.  Included in the platform is a huge project involving a 5K event that the students want to be something MORE than just the 5k part.

I’m so proud of all of the things they have come up with for the platform and can’t wait to see them present themselves at the state convention.

They were so prepared and ready to share and brainstorm at this meeting this morning.  They wanted to get help from our superintendent’s resources and ideas.  I knew they would do great with their presentation, but I was not expecting their EXCITEMENT when they returned from the meeting.

All the students had a kind of fire in their eyes when they returned.  They were all talking about ideas and things they needed to do to get going on this BIG FUNDRAISER.

They had been kind of dragging their feet, not really on purpose.  They are all so busy and I was out sick last week–none of that helped!

So, after we have this upcoming 3-day weekend (THANK YOU MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.!), I’m interested to see what they will get done on Tuesday when we return.  This will be a major learning adventure for all of them and they are ALL EXCITED about it!  Their excitement makes me EXCITED!

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