I took this photo ten years ago, almost to the day. It was taken at my sister's wedding in Boston during September 2005. My parents were dressed to the nines, celebrating their first daughters marriage. I took this photo with my Nikon FM-10 film camera and got to develop it in the darkroom at my high school, something that most high schoolers probably don't get to experience anymore.
So - as you may have previously read, this October, my sisters and I are running the Inflatable 5k at UMass Dartmouth as members of Team Fox. We're raising money for the cause and trying to raise awareness.
I haven't gone on a real run in years. The impending three mile run in public should have given me all the motivation I needed but I hadn't quite felt that push to do it just yet. I just kept putting it off and putting it off and then finally, this evening I found my inspiration. I'm not sure what it was, I got home from work, changed into some yoga pants and a tee, strapped up my laces, and set out on the open road. I made it two whole miles before I felt like I might keel over.
So in order to keep myself motivated I'm posting this to the general public. I solemnly swear to go running at least four times a week. Feel free to ask me anytime - my answer should be yes, last week I ran four times, this week I am on track. If it's not, I will give away one free photoshoot to the person who kept me honest.
To donate to our team for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research click here.