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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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Oct 10

Cancer picked the fight, we just answered the call

On February 25th, 2011, I lost my mom to lung cancer. She was 68 years old. Although my heart ached, I knew she was no longer suffering and at peace. In a blink of an eye, I can still picture my last moments with her; holding her hand, rubbing her arm and repeating, “I’m here …

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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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Aug 22

Pushing Through the Pain with DetermiNation

I run because I want to fight cancer. My mom was diagnosed with cancer in her early 40s and had to endure radical surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. My dad passed away from cancer at the age of 49, when I was still at college. The coxswain of my crew team in college passed away from …

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Feb 21

Running For More Birthdays!

One of the most rewarding things about blogging for me has been having the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by supporting  causes that are near and dear to my heart. As a member of the American Cancer Society (ACS) Blogger Advisory Council for the past 2.5 years, I’ve been able …

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