Better Than an Apple a Day
What in the world could get this couch loving, sweat despising chick-a-dee to promise to
Got a guess?
No, it's not Michael's Get Healthy Blogfest (which of course is co-hosted by Alex , Dianne & Stephen)
No, the only thing that could get me to make that promise isn't a what...it's a she.
A lovely she who can be as rotten as she is beautiful.
Meet Jess Roberts.
I met Jess when she was a teen. She was ornery and was sometimes a pain in my a**, but she was always charming, always dreaming.
First conversation I had with Jess, I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up...she said a singer...I said it's great to have a dream, but let's say while you are going after that dream, what will you do- what will be your day job? She thought a minute and said, "Meh, maybe a lawyer."
That's Jess. She thinks big and aims high.
And fortunately for her, she had the pipes and all the talent she needed to never have to bother with Law school.
She's the lead singer of an Indie band, the virgins (though this clip is from the plaid iguana project...seems some boy band shares the same name as the virgins and all I could find was half naked guys singing...not complaining, just not what I was looking for!)
So, anyhow...Jess was also always fit...she would practice songs while using the stair stepper so she could sing and move on stage without getting winded. Impressive...I know!
Anyhow...she was going strong. Her dream of becoming a singer was coming true one club, one gig at a time. But, sadly, that damned demon...cancer...is slowing her rise to the top.
But Jess isn't one to give up! She's still dreaming, still planning.
While busy with treatment, she's planning to run in the Cheat 5K.
And she asked me to join her...and only for her would I say yes.
So, now Jess is my motivator. We will
Love you Jess. Stay strong. Stay focused. Keep the faith.
Feel free to friend Jess on Facebook. She will make you think, make you laugh, and possibly be a pain in your a**