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Whirl Wind Week and the best run of my life.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Lets see...

Monday: Colonoscopy and being told I have cancer... holy smokes!
Tuesday: CT Scan and blood tests
Wednesday: Meet with the surgeon find out I need the full gambit: chemo, radiation and surgery
Thursday: A "normal" day
Friday: Meet with two oncologists and nurse educator.

And so ends the first week of my new life.

Meanwhile I spent a lot of time on the phone with friends and on the couch with ice cream. It wasn't until Thursday that I realized that it was okay to wallow for a couple days but that I had trained too hard to stop now... if I didnt' get up and off the couch then, I could see that I was just going to sit there until I was fat and stiff and depressed. And THAT was not going to happened.

I dug out my running shoes and found my mp3 player and headed out the door to run around the nieghborhood a bit. I ended up running toward the river and soon found myself running the last part of the run portion of my big triathlon this past summer. It was good to remind myself that I was strong and had proven that I could set a high goal and make it.

It was the most amazingly beautiful September day. The colors here in midstate Wisconsin are almost peaking. It was just glorious. Everything was just amazing and by the time I got back I was brimming with strength and love for the entire universe. Even my poor nasty little tumors.

Last summer I was training for a triathlon of Swim/Bike/Run and now I am focusing on a different tri: Chemo/Radiation/ Surgery. Nothing is going to start for a couple weeks (except for lots of tests) and I feel fine physically. No one has told me when I will be too weak to train so I've decided I am just going to keep running and keep working out until I can't. I've emailed my trainer and plan to work with her to see what I can maintain through the weak times and how I can start to recover my strength after the surgery.

Dang it, I refuse to let this get the best of me. If I have to kick the crap out of this cloud I WILL extract multiple silver linings.

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  • OJIBWEEQUAY
    YES!!!!! Ill be running right beside you in spirit! HUGS
    3116 days ago
  • YOBETHIE
    Great Attitude!
    Being outside in the autumn weather is the best!
    emoticon
    3117 days ago
  • GOING-STRONG
    That is a week to beat all weeks for sure. You have a wonderful attitude and that is what you need to keep you going through tough times. It has been over 20 years ago but I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had the surgery / chemo / radiation treatments. It wasn't pleasant but sort of like childbirth... after it is over the memory fades. Hugs to you, Rhonda
    3119 days ago
  • HIPPICHICK1
    You are AMAZING!!!!
    Sending love and many, many emoticon
    3119 days ago
  • BILL60
    Now that is the "Rock Star" that I know. Hang tough!!
    3119 days ago
  • TWILAQ1
    Sending you strength.
    Hugs.
    3119 days ago
  • JOYCRN
    Just keep running until it doesn't make you feel good, and then get out for a walk in the fresh air. I just had my 5 year anniversary from my cancer surgery. It is a hard experience but can draw you closer to God as priorities become so glaringly obvious. emoticon
    3119 days ago
  • RUNNINGYOGINIRE
    Wow, You have had quite a week. I think it is great you are going to keep running and working out. Sending happy running thoughts your way and I will keep you in my prayers to kick the crap out the not very nice cloud.
    3119 days ago
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