I am not a runner but a walker but this past week I got an email from the American Heart Association looking for individuals interested in either walking, jogging or running a full or half marathon. After contemplating about it this past week I decided to go for it and attended the start up training event they had yesterday. This one of those bucketlist items I that I wanted to do but never thought about doing as I know I wouldn't last 26 miles for one because I am not a runner and have a bad wheel (partially torn right knee). But.....I can walk and since they have a half marathon, go for it!!! Besides, this will help my personal fight on diabetes as well. I lost my father back in 1979 due to congestive heart failure and my mother will be 92 in January 2012. She is a survivor of a triple bypass 5 years ago so it does run in the family. With my age matching the number of my home states entry in the US, this was a good time to just do eet. I will keep every posted of my progress as I venture closer to the actual event. Frankly I am quite excited about it all. Now as I begin to train, I also have to get sponsers for the AHA as part of the program - well worth it for a great cause.