After the husband was diagnosed in January, I felt helpless. I needed something to "do". While reading one of my support books, I came across this, "See yourself becoming a Cancerville athlete and going the distance for your loved one." -William Penzer, Ph.D. I took it more literal being a runner. I will go the distance for the husband. I was already registered to run the Miracle Match Half Marathon at the end of January. The focus of the race was to support bone marrow registration. Never did I expect when I signed up months before that it would hit so close to home! I was able to rally friends and family to get swabbed for the registry. The husband may one day need a bone marrow transplant. Now I'm a proud member and if I match a person in need, I will happily donate.
I couldn't stop with the Miracle Match. I needed something to focus on further down the line to keep me busy. So I checked out some websites and located the Multiple Myeloma Research Fund Endurance Team. I signed up with the team and pledged to raise at least $1500 for research. In doing so, I had to find a race to compete in and I chose the Fort Worth Half Marathon on November 9, 2014.
Now the training has begun. Unfortunately, I had a three month setback with an injury but I was recently cleared to run again. Yay! It's a slow return but I'm going to be ready. I told the husband if I have another injury, i will walk the 13 miles. Regardless, I am going to complete this race.
So this blog will be my training journey and thoughts while I go the distance for my hubby. My training just started this week. Today I ran a slow 4 miles but my heel felt great. Two thumbs up!