My Fundraising Page
Jun 06, 2013
Hello Family and Friends!
Thank you for checking out my webpage for my fundraising this year! Oh...and by the way...I am officially a MARATHONER!!! I don't remember ever thinking in my life I would be able to call myself a marathoner...but here I am one! I ran all 26.2 miles with my friend Barry Costa! Barry stuck with me the whole way...even when I had to wait in a 20 minute line for the port-a-potty (he was enjoying his corn nuts)! What a friend!!
We saw the Kenyans (wow), endured up Diamond Head hill and jumped our ropes across the finish line! And of course I broke down in tears when I finally got to hug my husband and Kade...when it started to hit what I had accomplished. I couldn't have done it without him and Kade and their support!
So this year...I'm taking a break from running and I'm going to do the Las Vegas Century Ride! 103 miles back and forth across Vegas in September should be a blast! :oP
If you have the ability to donate to my fundraising efforts this year, I am so grateful, no matter the amount. The widows mite means more than the richman's millions!
And who am I doing this for...it seems the list continues to grow...
I memory of Kim Costa. I never met her, but she started her Dad on this path...and he has started countless others! Her legacy is amazing!
In honor of my friend Jerry! He is fighting the good fight and he and his wife Elizabeth mean so much to me! He can beat leukemia...I know it! Also my mom's friend Carl, he is working on beating leukemia!
Also in honor of several friend's who have beat this thing, Kelli W and Shane W's boy! Good for you, you are proof this can be beat!
I am looking forward to being on my bike this summer, hopefully a few rides with my husband and Kade too! (Kade is all ready with a new bike coming in June and biking shorts! I had no idea biking sorts came in sizes for kids!) Also hoping the drivers in Utah County watch out for this old lady on her purple bike!
A Big THANK YOU to KUTV 2 News and Mountain America Credit Untion! Thank you for bringing awareness to Team in Training and blood cancers!
It means so much to us!!!
TEN LIFE LESSONS
Life Lesson Number 10
DEAL WITH LIFE ONE DAY AT A TIME
Sometimes when life gets crazy we feel like we'll never sort everything out. But if we just deal with everything one day and instance at a time, life just has a way or working through things. It also makes life's circumstances a little less overwhelming.
Life Lesson Number 9
TURN EVERY LIFE EXPERIENCE INTO A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
The best way I have found to cope with hard times more easily is to become knowledgeable about what is going on and try to find a meaning to everything that happens. Trust me, there is always one there.
Life Lesson Number 8
ALWAYS LOOK FOR THE POSITIVE
No matter how bad life can get, there is always a positive to be found. If you focus on the positive aspects of life, the hard times are easier to get through. The power of positive thinking is amazing and it works.
Life Lesson Number 7
TRY TO DO AT LEAST ONE NEW THING EVERY DAY
Much too often, people get into a routine of doing the same thing every day and their lives get boring. The new thing doesn't have to be big. It can be something really small like taking a different route to work or trying a new kind of food. Make a wish list for yourself of new stuff you want to try. Some things can be small and others, big. Plan on completing one of those things each day and by the end of every day your life will be that much more full.
Life Lesson Number 6
BE TRUE TO YOURSELF
No matter what happens in your life if you are true to yourself and confident about who you are, you can overcome anything. Always stick to who you are and don't worry if people are going to accept you or not. If you are confident with yourself, it will show and the people who really matter will accept you for who you are, not for who you are not.
Life Lesson Number 5
TOUCH AS MANY LIVES AS YOU CAN
Every time you meet someone new, you leave a little bit of yourself with them. They are affected by you. The more people you meet, the more complete both their and your lives are because of how you have been affected by each other. Think of the possibilities.
Life Lesson Number 4
ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS
Although the big accomplishments in life are important, sometimes it's the little things in life that are more enjoyable. The conversations with you best friend in the middle of the night, or a quiet moment somewhere peaceful where you were just able to think, can add up to be much more important and memorable than any big thing.
Life Lesson Number 3
DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
Many times in life, people begin getting concerned with petty things. What people forget is that in the long run, it doesn't matter what "he said" or what "she did." It's not worth your time to get worked up about anything small or petty.
Life Lesson Number 2
HOLD ON TO YOUR FRIENDS
No matter what happens in your life, good or bad, your friends will be there for you. Whether it is a pat on the back or a shoulder to cry on that you need, your friends are there for you always.
Life Lesson Number 1
MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT
Life is Short and we never know how long we are going to have. We must live life to the fullest EVERY DAY. Everything we do should have a greater purpose. We should never throw any opportunities away.
These life lessons were written by Kimberly Joy Costa, a 19-year old who passed away on July 24,2000 after her battle with hodgkins disease. These words were presented to TEAM in TRAINING participants at the Walt Disney World Marathon on January 6, 2002 by her Dad.