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Oct 17

This one is for you Dad!

My marathon story began June 5, 2011—the day I learned my Dad had lung cancer. A man nearly 80, who played tennis every morning, and enjoyed life to the fullest was now diagnosed with a deadly disease—I could not believe it then, and still to this day, have a difficult time accepting the reality of …

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Sep 30

The Pursuit of Extraordinary

The Pursuit of Extraordinary In 1 week, I should have just finished the Chicago Marathon. This training season has been HARD. Right now, I am rehabbing from another injury, this one to my right foot. I’ve been on the bike and in the pool to keep my cardio fitness level up so when I injury …

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Sep 29

26.2 Miles of DetermiNation

It’s been quite a summer: months of training, hundreds of miles and $2,500 raised for the American Cancer Society.  And now there is just one week between me and my first marathon. On October 7th, I will run the Chicago Marathon and I couldn’t be more excited.  And nervous.  Running a marathon is something I …

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Jul 22

The Power of Words

On Thursday I looked at my marathon training plan. Tuesday:  3 miles – done Wednesday: 6 miles – done Thursday: 4 miles – done Saturday:  16 miles – Oh crap! Sixteen miles?  What was I thinking when I signed up for a marathon?  The longest single run I had logged since returning from my hamstring …

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Jul 16

Why Breast Cancer Survivors Make Great Runners

The first thing that needs to be said is that cancer patients and cancer survivors are amazing people doing amazing things. This is my personal epiphany. The facts by the numbers. I am 53 years old. On November 2nd I will be 8 years breast cancer free. Because I had become a couch potato, I …

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