Now, I've played sports and been on all types of teams in my life..I've even run two 10-mile races with my Dad...but I am in no way a "runner." It's been a few years, and I'm gonna need some new shoes, but I figured, why not? If my dad has to go through treatment and whatever else, its the least I can do. So we (we being myself and Nate, my boyfriend, who has been there for me since Day 1 and has agreed to be by my side in whatever I decide to do) came up with a plan! My dad has to endure 2 rounds of hormone treatment followed by 8 weeks of radiation. So we figured..lets do 10 races. Now, as I mentioned before, we are not runners by trade or even habit. So we're starting off with 5K's. It may not be much..but its something. And we may build up to running longer races as we go, but for now we'll start with that and see where we can get!
You also might be wondering what the heck is G SHOCK? I thought long and hard about a team name..it needed to be something fun..something related to my dad and our family...just something awesome. And out of nowhere..one of my brothers came up with it. It was PERFECT. When I called my parents to tell them my mom was laughing so hard that she was crying and couldn't stop laughing enough to repeat it to my dad. Again, PERFECT. Here's the background..years and years ago my mom purchased a watch for my dad for some occasion or another. It was a Casio G-SHOCK. Basically, made to withstand ANYTHING. For some reason, my dad, my brothers and I thought that "G-SHOCK" was hilarious. And, unfortunately for my mom, teased her about it all day and all night. Nothing in particular, just kept saying "G-SHOCK!" over and over...needless to say she was not that impressed ;) But, over the years, that story has continued to make our family laugh & smile. Plus, the watches are made to withstand anything you throw at them...and my dad is gonna have a lot of stuff thrown at him...so that made it final. We finally found a name!
I hope you'll continue to follow us on here..I'll be posting everything about our progress and results, and keeping you up with how my dad is doing!