It’s been a few days since the last time writing on here and I wanted to get back on and publish the next challenge that lay ahead for FF4CURES. Its been a busy couple weeks around the firehouse and at home with getting projects completed and taking care of some business.
As time goes on we can’t expect everything to stay the same, and one of those unfortunately is that the fitness center I’ve been using the last two years has decided to shutter its doors. No, not like reopening as another gym just completely closing and selling out. This will be the third change since starting this incredible life changing journey back in 2004 and oddly I’m taking it right back to where I started at the Mount Vernon YMCA. I’ve went from local gym up to a large national chain gym, and back down through. I am trying to stay optimistic about the changes and the opportunity to see something different, but I already am missing some of the amenities I have grown to love.
I spoke of challenges when I started this post out. I was very blessed to find out about the Ohio State Four Miler that is being held on November 10 in Columbus, Ohio. The event benefits the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research. What an awesome adventure through the campus this will be to benefit a cause so close to my heart. There is a saying, “but for Ohio State…” that has been used to start out many success stories that have changed lives.
Mine is, “but for Ohio State, its people, its research, its programs, and its ability to find cures, I would have lost my mother to Leukemia.”
On race day, I will join 5000 other people in the four-mile run through the campus of The Ohio State University before finishing on the 50-yard line at Ohio Stadium. It will be easy to spot Team FF4CURES as I will be leading the way in full structural firefighting gear and the Buckeye Bullard helmet that has raised so many questions and allowed me to share the story of why I’m doing this.
Its about “paying forward”, its about making a difference, and being the change you want to see in the world. I am proud of the ties that I have to the University and what they have done for my family and I will continue to support great causes such as this in the future.
Stay busy, stay active, be healthy, and make a difference.