After chemo, I became determined to run again. My wonderful friends decided that to create Team Kelly to run in the 12th Annual Teal Ribbon Run/Walk in September 2013. I began doing Couch to 5K and feel my strength growing with each run. Of course, there are some terrible, terrible days running. But the reality is, I just didn't know how tired I was before cancer. I thought that kind of tired was normal, a by product of a busy life, a semi-healthy diet that needed to be pain old healthy, and too much beer. I am changing a lot of things about my lifestyle during this "Return to Health" and how I feel while running is a direct reflection on how well I am sticking to those changes.
On June 1st, while only 5 weeks through my Couch to 5K, this fabulous mini-team Kelly and I "ran" the JoAnn and Nancy 5k in Schenectady. JoAnn and Nancy were sister-in-laws who battled ovarian cancer together. Their families honor their memory every year with this run. JoAnn's son Jeff is a good friend and colleague and we were all honored to run with his family on this very HOT day in June. It was an amazing day to fight like a girl! My time was 41:30 - something to beat to September!
|I got to be #1! Pretty impressive since I hardly ever register for anything early!|