It’s Sunday, two days before Charlie’s tenth birthday. I’m at a loss for words and lacking motivation to do much of anything, anticipating the day in a way that has me paralyzed.

I would suspect that’s normal, though.

I was texting with my friend Karen earlier, and she suggested I make a goal of running 10 miles this week. Then we decided we should ALL make that goal.



This solves a couple of problems for me personally:

One, I’m likely going to eat pizza every night this week since my husband is traveling, so I’ll be able to burn off a few calories.

Two, Henry and I can burn off some energy and (my) anxiety in the evenings with a run around the block.

It seems so very easy, really. Just pick your favorite activity — running, walking, skipping, biking — and log 10 miles this week.

If you tweet, use #10ForCharlie hashtag. If you don’t, let me know on my Facebook page.

Throw on your running shoes and get outside!

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  1. This is exactly the motivation I need to get my butt moving again. I’m definitely in for #10ForCharlie. What a great way to honor him this year.
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  2. is it okay if i eat 10 pieces of pizza with you instead of the walking part? you’ll be in my heart and on my mind. you have my digits. love you. xoxo

  3. I’m in. A hug to you Jana.
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  4. Shevaun says:

    I am going to try! Walking kids to school and back logs me a daily 5k. Providing I don’t go into labor, I am so on board. Lovely way to remember Charlie.

  5. I’m in. I even blogged about it to see if I could get others to join us. I hope that’s okay.
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  6. I’m with Dawnie – this may just be the motivation I need to get in gear! I’m in and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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  7. I’m gonna save up my energy and walk 5k on June 1. I will totally keep your baby in my heart while I do it!
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