I watched a movie over the weekend called The 5th Wave. It’s about an alien invasion that happens in coordinated attacks; the first wave involves taking away all of the electricity, the second wave is a big tidal wave that wipes out much of the human population; and the third wave, which hits humans with… Continue reading Alien parasite
Guys, the Chicago marathon is only 165 days away!! Okay, yes, that’s 6 months, but seriously, I need all the time I can get to train for this thing! I put together a training plan that’s going to take 24 weeks. The first four weeks will be just getting back into training mode, since my running… Continue reading Marathon training begins!
Guys, it’s official! My registration for the Chicago Marathon is complete! I guaranteed an entry by signing up with a charity group. I chose Imerman Angels, a group that provides one-on-one support for cancer victims and their families. Going through Kayla’s cancer was horrible, but we had a lot of support from family and friends.… Continue reading Chicago Marathon – I’m in!
2015 was a monumental year. A lot of shit happened. Some really great things, and some pretty horrible stuff. It will definitely be a year that I will never forget. Running continued to be a big part of my life. I ran my first marathon in June and so for the first half of 2015,… Continue reading A recap of 2015
I woke up today and smiled. My baby is free of cancer. I started laughing and then I cried tears of joy. This has been my life over the last 23 hours. Yesterday morning our family woke up very early to check in at Radiology at 7:00 a.m. for Kayla’s CT scan. Joining us were… Continue reading I woke up today and smiled.
I was in a serious funk at the beginning of the week. The closer we get to Kayla’s follow-up appointment next week, the more anxious I seem to get. Staying strong and positive seems to be more difficult lately. I’m not sleeping well and I feel really tired and a bit grumpy. After taking really… Continue reading Roller coaster
This week has finally felt like a normal week for me. I signed up to do a virtual half-marathon in January: The race is actually in December, but I won’t be ready by then, so I’m shooting for January 23! One of the major perks of virtual racing – flexibility! I’m so excited to be… Continue reading Getting back to normal
We had a visit with Kayla’s oncologist today. I had sent him an e-mail yesterday and asked him if he could send me a recap of what he told us when we found out Kayla has ovarian cancer. That whole visit is a blur. I remember hearing Kayla being told, “You have ovarian cancer” and… Continue reading Doctor visit