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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

I thought this icon was perfect for today's post. See, I'm going to be walking (or possibly limping - same difference) 5k on October 23rd as part of my tai chi club's team in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk run by the American Cancer Society.

See, I started taking tai chi class, and folks who take tai chi at my gym are automatically part of the tai chi club - it's kinda like Facebook, where someone just puts you in a group, only without all the annoying Facebook stuff that sometimes follows. Anyhoo, my friend Tess is the team leader for the club's team, "C Steps for a Cure". (A C-step is pretty much what it sounds like - your right foot makes a forward C, and your left a backwards one, as you swing your leg in and out while taking a step. Look, I don't know, okay?)

Only then Tess had to be in Florida for a month this summer as we were trying to get folks to join the team, and she's going to be back there for the month of October as well, so I became de facto team leader, which is why I make all the announcements and am in charge of the shirt orders and stuff.

Our team is, at present, on the small side - there are only 6 of us so far - and our donations are rather commensurate with that. I'm hoping that will change, of course - and I do have a few checks to enter online, so I've raised a bit more than my own $75 contribution. I'm hoping you guys will cheer me on - especially since this damned RA flare hasn't abated yet and I'm fixing to walk over 3 miles in about 3-1/2 weeks' time.

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robinellen
Sep. 28th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely cheer you on :) *cheers*

Btw, I've been taking digestive enzymes every time I eat wheat -- and I've noticed a definite difference in my pain in my hands...have you tried that?
kellyrfineman
Sep. 29th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the cheers! Haven't tried digestive enzymes - which are you taking? Lactobacillus acidopholus?
robinellen
Sep. 29th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
It's called Wholezyme (it's Whole Foods' brand), and it has bromelain, papain, protease-acid, amylase, lipase, protease, lactase, cellulase, and hemicellulase -- basically, all the enzymes needed to help break down carbs, fats, proteins, and dairy.
lorrainemt
Sep. 28th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
Go, Kelly!
Um, I tried to envision the C step and wondered if you actually get anywhere while doing it? ;)
(Anonymous)
Sep. 29th, 2011 09:32 am (UTC)
tanita says:
Hee! Ditto.

So sweet of you to step in and help out even though you're feeling like crap, Kel.

(My CAPTCHA is group and moxie. I think it's a sign.)
kellyrfineman
Sep. 29th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Re: tanita says:
"Group moxie" is a much better name, I think!
kellyrfineman
Sep. 29th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
You totally get places, and can c-step forward or backward. (We do it backward in a move called "repulsing monkey" - very funny name for an interesting sort of block move.)
angeladegroot
Sep. 29th, 2011 11:22 am (UTC)
Send me the donation link, silly!
kellyrfineman
Sep. 29th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
It was in the post, but here it is again: http://tinyurl.com/42c9u77
angeladegroot
Sep. 29th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
Silly me, then. Perhaps I need a new pair of spectacles or to change my hair color.
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kellyrfineman
Sep. 29th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
Not wrong at all. Just not sure I can come up with video!
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