So…everyone is all about resolutions…goals….promises…lists….
All of which I’m pretty sure I’m somewhat obsessed about on a daily basis as it…so therefore the whole “New Year” thing just makes it worse. (Except I should probably update my blog layout etc to keep it current)…I’ll add that to my “To do List”…… I’ve been debating some serious goal setting for 2013 and some hopeful events we can continue to do for this year. The battle against Parkinson’s won’t stop until they find a cure….so why should we? It also isn’t so much everything having to be about the money level we raise….the awareness is so much more to a person searching for peace a mind and support. One of the greatest things I feel like I got from just last year were a few individuals who found me to discuss Parkinson’s with me that hadn’t even told anyone else yet and was searching for others to understand. That is what I want to continue to happen because we’ve gotten the word out there that there are others who understand.
I gave dad the picture of mom and I with Michael J. Fox atthe NYC Marathon Team Fox dinner regarding the marathon. He seemed puzzled at first and then laughed when Brock told him He’d have to go Back to the Future for it…. Mom and I have spoken often at how lucky we are regarding disease (not that we are LUCKY)…but…. Depression is something that stems a lot from this disease and it’s so nice to see dad keep his sense of laughing, sense of humor, and still enjoy what is going on around him. He got the biggest kick laughing at the kids tearing through the wrapping paper.
I want that picture of Michael J Fox along with mom and I to stand for a sense of hope….that he can see it and know there are people everyday battling the same thing he is and working towards a cure. I also want him reminded of all the other people we have met through this journey that have helped us along the way and better understand this disease. There have been so many inspirational people we've met in just a year through Team Fox and we want to continue to help and support all of them on behalf of our community and to be an active group representing WV for this.
As for my continued journey…I’m still finalizing the NYC Marathon details for 2013 to make sure of our ability to have a guaranteed spot even through Charity involvement…and then I think I have another marathon in May we are looking at that will be a fun filled adventure to see an old friend J I better get to running in these cold temperatures though to keep up the training. Excuses can be so easy if I don’t hold myself accountable.
We should have the ability to register for 2013 soon via Team Fox and get a Team Spangler set up and I’ll continue to pass along that information….I’ve got a few calls out today as well regarding a few other opportunities we can pursue to raise awareness as well as a few fundraisers to keep the spirit going for 2013. It’s all about being bigger and better then the year before….so that’s what we’ll be doing in 2013 J
Now…I’m off to go to basketball practice and hopefully sneak in a little run on the little path they just built there before the kids arrive. Actually I should probably have them run with me so they are borderline tired and may actually listen at the start of practice..we have our first game on Saturday and I'm a little worried :)
Happy New Year and I look forward to hearing some goals from everyone and we hope you can jump in on some Team Spangler activities this year!