It's strange, I remember just a couple years ago signing up to run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure just because I love to run and you know, it's for a  good cause.

Truthfully, I had never really thought about it much more than that, but this year is different.  I'm looking at this run differently and thinking about why I'm really running in this race.

It seems to me that I know way too many ladies battling breast cancer right now. I'm kind of surprised by the numbers and how in just a few years it's changed so dramatically.

In fact, my oldest friend from my childhood is currently battling this evil disease. She's always been healthy and very knowledgeable when it comes to this topic. Watching her fight for her life has been heartbreaking, but amazed by her spunk and inner fight.

My mom is fighting Pancreatic Cancer and to see my oldest friend encourage my mom and talk to her about her experience has given my mom hope.

Other friends of mine that are in a war with this stupid cancer have been so remarkable. All the ladies show such strength and courage. I'm in complete awe.

This Sunday I'll be thinking much differently about this race and what I'm truly running for is the cure.

Hope to see you there!