My whole life I’ve been basically healthy. I was an avid tennis player and beginning runner when I was initially diagnosed with breast cancer. I took a very aggressive stance to treat it, with 2 surgeries, chemo, and radiation to minimize the chance of recurrence.
When I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer I had completed 2 marathons, 17 half marathons, and many other races. I was in the best shape of my life. The cancer came back anyway.
I’ve now run 34 half marathons and 6 marathons and I have more races scheduled. I say ‘Yes’ to new experiences and opportunities because I don’t know how much longer I will be able to do them!