My half marathon training is going very well. I finally bought new shoes and took them out for a four mile run today with the stroller. It was hot, but the shoes feel good. Madeleine is so good in the stroller, I think she actually enjoys it. Of course running with the jogging stroller is very different than running on my own, but I'm very glad that she tolerates it, or I wouldn't be able to train hardly at all. My longest run so far has been 6 miles. A little less than half of what I'll need to be up to in six weeks! This weekend I am participating in a 10k (6.2 miles) run on the fourth of July. The race takes place on my normal weekend running path, Miramar Lake. I'm excited about the race, and I think it will be good practice for the real deal.
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Also, today I received two more names to add to my shirt. Two more stories that I didn't know before today, and two more kids who will benefit from the funds that we are raising. I am very excited about the shirt project, and can't wait to get started with adding the names. A lot of times when I'm tired of running, and my brain is trying to convince my body to walk, I think about Madeleine and all that she has endured: the nausea and vomiting that were caused by chemo, the tough recoveries from surgeries, the work that she has had to do to regain strength in her leg. I think about her hospitilizations and the pain that I know she was experiencing before we realized anything was wrong. These thoughts make me keep running, and now I have three more stories of inspiration, bravery, and resilience to keep me moving.