Tag Archive: survivor

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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May 15

A Very Different Broad Street Run

Three years ago on my blog, Jill’s Running Away, I wrote an account of my participation in the Broad Street Run, a 10-mile race here in Philly that happens on the first Sunday in each May.  It was a long piece that addressed how I felt at each stage, the conditions and the race itself.  …

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May 04

Today We Live with DetermiNation!

My mom and I finishing Rock n Roll Chicago Together

Being a DetermiNation athlete has a very special meaning for me.  I am sure a majority of our athletes feel this way when they get involved with our team.  We are a group of people who are determined to beat cancer.  My story is sadly, not unique, but it does embody why being a DetermiNation athlete is …

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Apr 25

Running for Someone Other than Myself

I started running 23 years ago as a 7th grader in cross country. It wasn’t my first introduction to running, though, because both of my parents were runners who both completed numerous Indianapolis 500 Mini Marathons. My grandma babysat me during the races, and we watched my parents finish from the bleachers at the finish …

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