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The 5K Project is an accidental journey with a magic of its own making that effortlessly drew in a group of people to raise some hope, a challenge and a new way of living.
This all started because I was trying to learn how to tweet by starting small conversations with the stream of comments flowing by me on Tweet Deck. First, I mentioned wanting to run a 5K because last year I was learning how to walk again after surgery from cancer that took a slice of my left leg.
Then, I saw something about skydiving and chimed in about what jumping out of a plane had done for me. I landed and walked away wondering why I was still doing anything that no longer served me. Every stale idea that just wasn’t working got shut down and I learned how to focus and trust more.
Both are still an ongoing project.
Before I knew it, I was sponsored by PROskydiving to run a 5K and then jump out of a plane to celebrate the victory of believing in the possibilities. They wanted to be a part of the journey.
Then, Dave Smith, who’s sponsored by PROskydiving and is a Chi runner got excited and wanted to help spread the word to other athletes to get a skin check and save your own life. He brought in Mo Wills a Chi coach with Infinity Multisport and things just kind of sprouted from there.
Tweeting also brought us the Barefoot Runner, Thomas Hollowell and Rachelle Kuramoto with Kigo Footwear who mentioned making this a regular thing to really raise some money and find the first chemotherapy for melanoma.
Friends got involved and shared their memories of helping me through every part of the voyage. Some are joining us in the run & jump!
Now, we want to invite you to join us and follow along with Mo and myself and all the others who were drawn into the 5K Project as we keep saying yes to the adventure that is still being created around us. I am learning so much more about myself than I ever expected.
Are you in the middle of an adventure?
Do you want to be a part of our adventure?