7 Days Of Giving

6 Geese-a-Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
AND  a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

The holidays are here AND the spirit of giving is upon on us!

In 7 DAYS… Babe, babe’s parents, and yours truly will be walking in the 2012 Los Angeles Jingle Bell Run/Walk at the Alex Theatre in Glenda CA, supporting and raising awareness about Arthritis!

Come jingle with us banner

When: December 9, 2012

Where: The Alex Theatre – Glendale, CA

Event Schedule: More information via the Jingle Bell Run/Walk website

Donation Drop Off and Late Registration 12/9/2012 6:30 am – 8:00 am
Morning Program & Warm Up 12/9/2012 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Timed Runners Step Off 12/9/2012 8:00 am
Runners/Walkers Step Off 12/9/2012 8:15 am
Program to award medals and prizes 12/9/2012 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Tot Trot 12/9/2012 10:00 am – 10:15 am

Allow me LESS THEN 2 minutes to share how YOU can help………..

DONATE HERE

If you decide to come out, please look me up! I will be the gal rocking these black ear covers! ahhhh yea…

Rockin ear covers in 64 degree weather

Much Love,
Marissa

P.S. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

All I Want For Christmas Is To Walk 5k To Fight Arthritis

Jingle Bells Batman…I HOPE I have not lost my marbles.

I have decided to attempt to walk the Jingle Bells Run/Walk 5k for Arthritis this December in Glendale, CA.

JB

DID YOU KNOW…

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

CHECK OUT the event info:

2012 Jingle Bell Run_Walk - Los Angeles, CA - Event Information

DID YOU KNOW…

Fifty million Americans (1 in 5 adults) have been diagnosed with arthritis by a doctor.

 

Help me FIND A WAY to get around some foreseeable obstacles.

1. Visual stimulus can be OVERWHELMING with a vestibular condition. Crowded restaurants, malls, and  grocery stores produce  sensory overload. Walking solo is one thing; walking alongside hundreds of people is another ballgame.

Question: Would it be smarter to start at the back of the race/walk  pack?

2. I have become quickly accustomed to using one walking stick. I prefer it.

Question:  Should I start using both sticks with the added stimulus of an event like this?

3. Registration begins from 6:30-8:00am. I expect a ton of people and long lines (Maybe i’m wrong. I have never done something like this before). I don’t need to be sidelined before I even get to participate!

Question: Do you think they would consider allowing me to pre-register so I don’t have to deal with the crowds?

4. It has taken me 7 years to be able to walk 2.1 miles.

Question: Do I have enough time to prepare for a  5k?  How many days a week of walking would I have to log in to achieve the goal? (Note: I walked a total of  3.5 miles today, BUT I had to stop at the 1/2 point  resting 20-25 minutes before I could make it back home.) I want to have enough stamina to make it through!

I will speak with my Vestibular Rehab Therapist (she is gonna love this) on Thursday to see if I can get the green light! FINGERS CROSSED!

Much love,
Marissa

P.S. FIRST THINGS FIRST… Getting permission.