Talk about a strong woman. Aunt Lula and my Uncle TJ have five boys and one girl. She is the glue that keeps everyone together. Despite whatever she's going thru, Aunt Lula would have something to laugh about. I can remember countless days sitting on their sofa talking and laughing. My cousin Jack telling many jokes. Jack always has a joke. Things weren't so funny a couple of years ago when he had heart problems. He's only in his 40s.
This morning I got up to workout despite suffering from Sinus problems, like many people this time of year. I drug myself to the gym not because I want to look good this summer. Rather, because I want to take heed to Aunt Lula's advice, "take care of your heart." An hour a day can do the body a lifetime of difference. I have been contemplating running a half marathon to raise money for the American Stroke Association, a branch of the American Heart Association. Today, someone emailed me about joining "Train to end Stroke." Today, I made the decision to do it for the women in my family who have been robbed of their lives by Heart Disease. I will run for those who can run no longer.
For those of you who refuse to exercise, just a simple walk a day, please think of my family. Think of my Aunt Lula.. Take care of your heart!