Sunday, March 13, 2011

5K Update, Week 1, Day 3

I am happy to report that yesterday (Saturday) I completed day 3 of training!  Thank you all for your encouragement on this "out of the box" goal.  Now, at one time, I wouldn't have thought a 5K was too big of a deal.  Four surgery's, 16 chemo treatments, 6 weeks of radiation...for me, it is a really big deal. 

To be honest, I don't know if I can do it!  To be really honest...only two things got me off of the couch and to the gym yesterday.

 1) This blog
 2) The fact that losing weight and exercise helps decrease my risk of recurrence significantly.

I wish I could say that I was a person who exercised just because they like it.  Just between us...I would much rather sit and read blog entries (or write them).  Or go out for coffee and chat.  Or.....

So, I push forward...knowing I that I can share with you all my struggles and my triumphs. 

Blessings on your week!

Ps.  For those of you who are interested in joining our team, you can register  at

Pss.  To explain our logo:  My younger brother had carcinoid syndrome (Zebra) which created tumors in his liver and my younger sister was a live liver donor. (green ribbon).  My family and I have much to celebrate!!

Psss.  You don't have to run to participate.  Many on our team will be walking!  (Just us silly ones will be running!)

1 comment:

Mary Aalgaard said...

Read your last two posts tonight. Joys and Sorrow, to be sure. Glad you're rising to the challenge of the 5K. I'm celebrating the first signs of springs - a welcome change. Although, the flood scare is looming.