Happy New Year 2013 from Steve and Sylvia

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As 2012 draws to a close, it’s been a wonderful year in Austin for me, Sylvia and our family. Shelly is doing well in her sophomore year at TCU. Caroline is doing well in her (also) sophomore year at Westlake High School. Our business finally picked up in 2012 to our busiest since 2008. And I, Steve lost 30 lbs! More on that below.

Thanks goes out to all of our friends, family, clients, customers, acquaintances and others. Without you, our lives would not be as wonderful as they are. We end 2012 with much gratitude.

Now for my shameless plug and request for support. No, it’s not about business or leads or referrals. Something much more important. It’s about health, fitness and curing cancer. Please read on …

I spent most of 2012 getting into better shape. I was becoming a fatty again, and as I approached age 50 in 2012, I wanted to get serious about my fitness and health. I started cold turkey in March 2012 getting up at 5AM (yes, 5AM!), 5 days a week, and going to the gym for morning workouts. I have continued that schedule ever since. Through exercise and better eating, I’ve lost 30 pounds and feel great as 2012 comes to an end.

But as 2013 begins, I feel like I hit a fitness plateau. The routine is getting old, and I feel myself slipping back to old habits. I want to push myself to another level. I need a new challenge for 2013.

I was not sure what that challenge would be, until New Years Eve, 2012. I’m going to run the LiveStrong half marathon in Austin this February!

A friend of mine, Kate Voth, has been battling melanoma for 8 years and recently learned that because of her cancer treatment, she may never be able to run again. Her passion in life is distance running. So, since Kate cannot run this race, a group of her friends decided to form a team and run it for her. I have now also joined Team Kate.

My personal goal is to raise $1,000 $2,000 (I broke $1,000 in less than an hour. Wow!). I’m proud to have joined Team Kate to help raise money to fight cancer, and to challenge myself in my own fitness quest.

The money I raise will go to support programs and services, which inspire and empower people affected by cancer. If you or someone you know is diagnosed, these resources will help face the challenges of cancer, head on, and live life on your own terms.

Please support me as I make a difference in the cancer fight through my participation in Team Kate and LIVESTRONG.
Here is the link to make a donation, if you so choose.

My LiveStrong Page is here.

If you want to go directly to the donate link, click here.

Thank you again for a wonderful 2012!

Posted by Steve
4 years ago

Steve is a Real Estate Blogger, Husband and Dad, UT Austin Grad, Runner, Real Estate Broker and owner of Crossland Team and Crossland Real Estate in Austin TX.

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Angela B - 4 years ago

What a lovely family you have, Steve. I hope your year has gotten off to a great start. I just wanted to thank you for supporting Kate and the fight against cancer. Have fun on race day!

Steve - 4 years ago

Thanks Angela! Hope you’re doing well at your new company.

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