My Fifth Third River Bank Run 2014 Road Warrior journey is continuing to evolve in many new and exciting ways. The Road Warriors of 2014 are bonding by logging many miles together along with RUN GR. We are doing tempo runs, speed work, hill repeats and long Saturday morning runs. When the cold temperatures and old man winter try and sideline us we stay warm inside at the David D Hunting YMCA, running on the track and cross training. Never the less, we are all becoming stronger as individuals and also as a team.
As a Fifth Third River Bank Run 2014 Road Warrior another amazing opportunity I have is to help raise money for a local charity. I am so happy to announce that I am raising money and running for the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of my dad Joe Ksiazkiewicz. My dad was diagnosed with this memory stealing disease almost 4 years ago and I have watched the light slowly be stolen from his beautiful blue eyes. This part of my journey is very near and dear to me, because even though I may be forty three years old I love my dad with my whole heart and I am proud to be his daughter. So come May 10th 2014, he may not remember that I am running in his honor, but I know that this is one of the things that will be carrying me through to the finish line, and when they put that medal around my neck it will be one of the greatest moments I will have to cherish for the rest of my life.
There are many ways that you can help fight against Alzheimer’s disease, think about joining me as an ALZ Star for the Fifth Third River Bank Run, volunteer at the local Alzheimer’s Association or help by making a donation to help the fight against this heartbreaking disease.
Click here to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk/General?fr_id=1971&pg=pfind