Well, here it is Friday and it has been a week since my last run!! I have an injured Achilles tendon that has given me a major set back in my marathon training. Very discouraging.... I am thankful for a good friend who is a Podiatrist who is walking through this injury with me and assuring me I WILL cross the finish line. Our Team in Training coach has been great as well and re-written my training plan to ease me back into training next week with the goal also being to cross the finish line. Steve is very motivated for me to heal and cross the finish line on my own because the only other option is for him to carry me which isn't too appealing :-)!! It is feeling better each day, and I am hopeful next week will once again see me hitting the trails!
Even as I have gone through the minor pain of this injury, I have been reminded of the pain that those with Leukemia go through as they endure chemotherapy and all that goes along with that. I have been rereading the Caring Bridge journal that Lindsay's mom kept during her 3 month battle with AML (acute myelogenous leukemia) and it brings tears to my eyes as I read about the pain and the suffering that sweet girl endured. I can remember when the chemo she was on caused extreme blistering on her feet. My achilles injury pales in comparison to all Lindsay went through. It is my hope and prayer that the money we raise doing our marathon will help in the race to find a cure and wipe out leukemia!
In other sad news, our dear friends Renae and Mike had to make the difficult decision to have their sweet Sadie put to sleep on Monday. Sadie is Sumo's litter mate and good friend! Sumo was the first born, Sadie was the last born. They had many good times together when our families got together camping or at the cabin. She had a wonderful life and helped Nae and Mike raise 3 wonderful kids. Good dog, Sadie. Rest in peace.
Until Next Time......