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Monday, May 5, 2008

I will run for others

So I have less than 5 days left until my 5K (Komen Race for the Cure). D and I are running it. Last year it was our first 5K. It wasn't very personal for us. A bit, but I decided we would run it to raise money for others, because I was blessed in not knowing anyone who had Breast Cancer.

Fast forward 10 months and D's sister has been diagnosed with it. So it means more this year. For all my bitching about weather, sinuses, etc (I'm not going to count the lung thing, because I couldn't breathe!), she has it much rougher than I will ever have it. Thankfully she *only* has Stage 2, has had surgery and is now undergoing chemotherapy. She is so funny. We are going to do the Komen in DC in June. She won't be able to since she will still be having chemo, although she postponed it a week to after we come, because she just doesn't have time to be sick that week (no, it isn't about me...her oldest daughter is graduating from high school).

So anyway, I am looking to run 3 times this week with Saturday being the 3rd.
Today I will run 3 miles. It is 77 degrees outside. I will sweat, bitch, moan, gripe. But in the end, everytime I want to give up, I'll think of D's sister. She hasn't given up in her fight (and she is winning). The least I can do is fight through 3 miles 3 times for a week.

Update: I ran 3 miles with the Chia Pet Song in my head. Thanks Yas! And I wore my new REI OTX Running shirt. Yes in Green Banana. I bet I looked HAWT!!!! A tight fluorescent green shirt on my rolls. The arms are a little tight, which was weird feeling because the shoulders are loose, but I'm sure it'll fix itself.

Time: 42:30(run)
Mileage 3.0 (14:10 min/mile)...horrible time but it is done!!
Time: 22:10 (walk)
Mileage 1 (22:10)
Calories: 793
Max HR 185
Avg HR 160
In Zone 24:10


Viv said...

Best wishes to D's sis. I will have her in my thoughts. You go girl, for being tough and running it no matter what. I have a feeling it will be a fantastic 5K for you!

Carly said...

I also send well wishes to D's sister. Nice job on the run!

Yasmin said...

Man cancer does touch us all. Best wishes to D's sister.

I'll be thinking of you when I run my Susan G. Komen.

Sorry about the chia pet song.