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Cindy225
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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
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Congratulations on your accomplishment!

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Cindy225
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Thanks SandiaBuddy!  Actually, did a personal best which I really just wanted to finish it...

Cindy

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JanJan63
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Wow! Good for you! Doesn't it feel wonderful to accomplish something physical like that? I'm delighted for you! 

Jan

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Cindy225
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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

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airborne72
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From one runner (now medically retired) to another, congratulations on your accomplishment.  I can identify with your emotions.

Jim

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Cindy225
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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

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Ruthmomto4
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you are an inspiration and I am so happy you were able to run that race!!!!!

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Cindy225
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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 

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Phoenix_66
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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

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Cindy225
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Phoenix too funny!  Thanks for making me laugh out loud.

Cindy

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Noneya
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Reaching for the moon and grabbing the star. Great Job

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Cindy225
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Great sentiments Noneya. Thank you.

Cindy

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ron50
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Achieving them is even better, Hugs Ron.

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Cindy225
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Ron - Finishing the race was amazing for me. Following your journey, grit and determination is inspiring...

Hugs back.  Cindy

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Canadian Sandy
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Congratulations!

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Cindy225
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Thanks Sandy and all your support for us on the Forum. 

Cindy 

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Annabelle41415
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You set a goal for yourself and you DID IT.  Congratulations.

Kim

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BRHMichigan
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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. 

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Mikenh
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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.

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lizard44
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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

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Trubrit
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I could walk 10 miles, but definitely not run. I am in awe.

I am happy for you not just completing the run, but reaching your goal, AND being healthy (in spite of some minor twinges) to boot. 

Tru

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