Cheaper than Therapy
I am missing my temps in the 70's from just a few days ago! These pics were only a couple of weeks ago and it was a little chilly because of the wind but still a beautiful sunny day. Now it is freezing today!
I'm SO ready for the warmth of summer so we can go outside and play.
I have decided to train to attempt a 5K this summer. Don't laugh! I did say 'attempt'. I've never been a runner other than running from one base to the next playing softball. So my longest distance to run was however far it is around all four bases when I would hit a homerun. And, YES, I did hit quite a few homeruns back in the day!
A friend told me about an online 'coach' that helps you train for the 5K (Coach-to-5K) and I finally started that this week. I hope it prepares me the same on my treadclimber as it would out on the open road cause it has been way too cold for me to go out this week.
So, I have found, online, a few 5K's for charities and a 10K bike ride I think I might try. Once it is warm enough I will be training Roo to ride with me. I have to build up his tolerance for how long he can sit in his seat. Just last weekend he did great! He rode for 45 minutes.
Don't forget..... March is National CP Awareness Month!
DID YOU KNOW....(according to the CDC)
The estimated lifetime cost for those born in 2000 with a developmental disability are expected to total (based on 2003 dollars):
$51.2 billion for people with mental retardation,
$11.5 billion for people with cerebral palsy,
$2.1 billion for people with hearing loss, and
$2.5 billion for people with vision impairment.
These costs are likely an underestimate of the true cost of developmental disabilities because these numbers are based only on the prevalence estimates for the developmental disabilities ascertained by MADDSP (one of CDC monitoring programs).
Further, children living with developmental disabilities will need not only financial assistance, but also special educational and medical services throughout their lives in order to achieve their optimal development. MADDSP also identifies a case population of school-aged children with developmental disabilities that serves as an essential component for epidemiologic studies (CADDRE) examining risk factors for developmental disabilities in the metropolitan Atlanta area.