Friday, September 30, 2005

Race Weekend!

Well this weekend is the Army 10 Miler. My sister Heather and I will be only 2 of 20,000 other fellow runners tooling around the Washington Monuments on an early Sunday morning.

In the last 10 months:

- I ran the Myrtle Beach 1/2 Marathon (pre-diagnosis)
- I was diagnosed with Stage IIIB Malignent Melanoma
- I raced the Kinetic Sprint Triathlon, Richmond Monument 10K & Sallie Mae 10K (post surgery #1)
- I have been under general anthestesia twice (2 surgeries)
- I have undergone 4 weeks of high dose Interferon Chemotherapy
- I have started 48 weeks of low dose Interferon Chemotherapy (only 35 weeks left!)

Through all of this, I have done what I could to maintain some level of fitness. It hasn't always been easy but there is something very powerful to be found in simply moving, in whatever way you can.

Sometimes your pace slows but if you keep moving forward, you will cross the finish line!


If you have a moment visit Ellie and give her a shout! She is racing her first IRONMAN distance triathlon on Saturday in MD at the ChesapeakeMan Ultra.


Have a good weekend and live STRONG! Race Report to follow!!!!


TriFeist said...

GO HOLLY! You're gonna rock!

Flatman said...

GO GO are awesome!

Can't wait to hear the report!

nancytoby said...

Go HOLLY go!!! And don't forget to HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keryn said...

Good luck! You will be amazing! I can't wait for the report!

tri-mama said...

Have a great run Holly-you inspire me!

bunnygirl said...

Have a great time! Looking forward to the race report!