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I’m Putting on Purple today, are you?
I ran my third 5k of the year today. My objective was just to finish as I had a tough time at my last 5k. I finished, but it was tough!
I kept having to give myself pep talks as I went along. I tried to think of every mantra that would keep me going. I didn’t stop, I didn’t quit. I refused to not fight.
With lupus, we do this every day. Whether you feel strong or not, you are strong. Stronger than you know. Stronger than the average healthy human. You’re still here. You’re still fighting.
Lupus sucks. It makes for hard days. But we don’t stop. We keep going. We are going to keep going until they find a cure.
I didn’t stop today. No matter how slow I was, I kept going. I kept telling myself I was STRONG. I FIGHT.
Feel proud, you are a fighter.
If you live in the southwestern Missouri area (or know someone who does) I hope you will join me this Saturday the 14th for Midwest Technical Institute’s 1st Annual P.O.P. for Lupus 5k Walk/Run in Springfield, Missouri.
Feel free to come and walk, or run with me and help raise awareness for lupus!!!
Check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/956642067718220/?ti=cl or sign up directly at https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/Springfield/MTIPOPforLupus5k. I hope I will see you there!!
Outside of the tv show House, most people have never even heard of lupus. We need to change that!! -Erin
Lupus is one of the cruelest, most mysterious diseases on earth—an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune
disease that ravages different parts of the body. Research shows lupus is more pervasive and more severe than people think, and has an impact that the public doesn’t realize. You can change that! Help the Lupus Foundation of America raise awareness of lupus and show support for those who suffer from its brutal impact.
On May 20th, Put on Purple™ to show your support for the millions of people affected by lupus. It’s an easy way to raise awareness about this cruel and mysterious disease. Learn more by visiting lupus.org/putonpurple and submit your photos at putonpurple.tumblr.com!
-From the Lupus Foundation of America