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Cindy225
Cindy225 Member Posts: 172 Member

So excited to share that I finished the 10-mile race that I promised myself I would run after I learned I had cancer but had to defer a year when I found out my cancer was more aggressive and required further treatment.

I cried at mile one, seven and at the finish.  At mile seven someone had written “Fight Cancer” in chalk on the road and I lost it.  I thought about and said a prayer for all of you and your families as I ran across those words.

It meant so much to me, my family and friends that I cross that finish line that I promised myself 18 months ago.  Despite a pulled groin muscle and a bruised toe, I DID IT!

To all of you on this forum keep fighting cancer for yourself, family and friends.  I am so grateful for all the advice, shared experiences and hope that you all provide.  THANK YOU!

Cindy  

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  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,381 Member
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    Congratulations

    Congratulations on your accomplishment!

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
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    Wow! Good for you! Doesn't it

    Wow! Good for you! Doesn't it feel wonderful to accomplish something physical like that? I'm delighted for you! 

    Jan

  • airborne72
    airborne72 Member Posts: 300 Member
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    Lots of emotion

    From one runner (now medically retired) to another, congratulations on your accomplishment.  I can identify with your emotions.

    Jim

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    Congratulations Cindy!

    you are an inspiration and I am so happy you were able to run that race!!!!!

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172 Member
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    Congratulations

    Congratulations on your accomplishment!

    Congratulations

    Thanks SandiaBuddy!  Actually, did a personal best which I really just wanted to finish it...

    Cindy

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172 Member
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    JanJan63 said:

    Wow! Good for you! Doesn't it

    Wow! Good for you! Doesn't it feel wonderful to accomplish something physical like that? I'm delighted for you! 

    Jan

    Good For You!

    Thanks Jan! It was very physical including the training.  I thought I strained my previous ileostomy area doing abdominal exercises and my oncologist told me the pain I felt was actually scar tissue aging and not to worry about it. 

    Cindy

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172 Member
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    Lots of emotion

    From one runner (now medically retired) to another, congratulations on your accomplishment.  I can identify with your emotions.

    Jim

    Emotions

    Jim I knew that with your running experience that you could relate to the emotions before, during and after the race. There were so manny runner's stories being shared on social media leading up to the race that were incredibly moving.  I took the train to the start and befriended a woman from out of town who wanted to understand the race logistics.  I ended up telling her my story about "unfinished business" and we immediately bonded about running...  

    Cindy

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172 Member
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    Congratulations Cindy!

    you are an inspiration and I am so happy you were able to run that race!!!!!

    So Happy

    Thank you Ruth! It was amazing.  Even more so that it was supposed to rain that morning and it didn't! The weather conditions were perfect; cool and cloudy.  It was a joyful run. Smile 

  • Phoenix_66
    Phoenix_66 Member Posts: 118
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    Congratulations

    Congratulations on completing your goal! I will let you do the running. Too challenging for me. Btw if you EVER see me running, you need to shoot whatever is behind me. Lol

  • Noneya
    Noneya Member Posts: 35
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    Congratulations

    Reaching for the moon and grabbing the star. Great Job

  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723 Member
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    Goals are good

    Achieving them is even better, Hugs Ron.

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 784 Member
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172 Member
    edited May 2018 #14
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    Congratulations

    Congratulations on completing your goal! I will let you do the running. Too challenging for me. Btw if you EVER see me running, you need to shoot whatever is behind me. Lol

    EVER See Me Running

    Phoenix too funny!  Thanks for making me laugh out loud.

    Cindy

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172 Member
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    Noneya said:

    Congratulations

    Reaching for the moon and grabbing the star. Great Job

    Great sentiments Noneya. Thank you.

    Cindy

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172 Member
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    ron50 said:

    Goals are good

    Achieving them is even better, Hugs Ron.

    Goals Are Good

    Ron - Finishing the race was amazing for me. Following your journey, grit and determination is inspiring...

    Hugs back.  Cindy

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172 Member
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!

    Miracles

    Thanks Sandy and all your support for us on the Forum. 

    Cindy 

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
    edited May 2018 #18
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    Wonderful

    You set a goal for yourself and you DID IT.  Congratulations.

    Kim

  • BRHMichigan
    BRHMichigan Member Posts: 368
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    Inspired

    I am so inspired by your determination to accomplish such a long race. As I struggle to take walks daily, this is such a beautiful thing to see. Thank you so much for sharing. 

  • Mikenh
    Mikenh Member Posts: 777
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    Congrats on a big milestone.

    Congrats on a big milestone. I so want to get back to running, tennis, and the other stuff as well. It's great to see peoplegetting those big chunks of life back from cancer.

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409 Member
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    Congratulations!

    I'm so happy that you were able to reach your goal and complete the race- I can only imagine the flood of emotions before, during, as you crossed the finish line, and after.

    Grace/lizard44