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Best Songs for Workouts! (as recommended by my team of supporters)
Friday, February 20, 2009
See Fox get motivated!
An email from a friend of a friend!
KA: pls send to the marathon, century, alumni, etc. groups....
I am sitting in Houston, TX at MD Anderson with my dear friend Desiree who has relapsed a second time with lymphoma. The first time she fought was two years ago when I met her beautiful face. We were fast friends as we had so much in common. She has been a close friend, a fellow triathlete and my running buddy for 2 years. Desiree and I signed up for Ironman AZ this November to celebrate her victory over cancer….she will not be able to race due to the relapse. As well, she has 3 beautiful children. Ages 6,8 and 10…… Today we found out that not only is she stage 4, but it has spread to her brain. I am sitting in the waiting room as she goes in to receive a 4 hour transfusion. Even though MD Anderson does a lot of things right…being in a hospital for JUST cancer patients will never feel ok to me. It makes it real, it brings it all back home.
I wanted to send word to your athletes. The injustice that cancer serves is not fair. And I am angry. I have observed since 9 AM and watched the walks of all those facing treatment, good news, bad news, new protocol….Cancer does not discriminate. Where I sit right now there are young and old, black, white & asian, upper class and lower class. Cancer doesn’t care that the economy is tanking or that we are trying to figure out a new health care system. Cancer doesn’t care if you have 3 children or hopes of having children one day. As active as it is…it has no REAL face. It carries the face of way too many people. There is no sense in who or why it chooses and that makes me angry. Nobody deserves this. As I walked around today and saw that MD Anderson has to add 600 more beds, my stomach dropped. I mean…they ONLY serve cancer patients, have an entire FLOOR for lymphoma and they need 600 more beds??? Apparently there is a waiting list, which is why I bring my friend down for one day (3 hour drive one way) because a bed overnight is not an option right now.
I have been around cancer for about 6 years now. My brother, my grandfather, myself, my Dad….many close friends and those from afar and I won’t ever get used to it. I don’t want to. For those of your athletes that might need that extra push out the door to their Finish Line in May….maybe this email will help. My friend Desiree will not be able to train or run for a long time as the road ahead of her is quite long. Will you get out of bed and do it for her? Will you get out of bed, train your asses off and hope for hospitals with empty beds?
I stopped by Emily's work and she helped me pick these out after remember the 10. I'm confident they will help me run and bike faster! i already ordered them but mine will have black arms with a hot pink swhoosh! (what? i'm a girl!)
Girl Scout Cookies
I found some Samoas that I forgot were in my fridge and just had 4!!!!!!! YIKES! they were yummy!
Barton Springs in Zilker Park
because it is fun and beautiful and peaceful and the most refreshing water in the state...or maybe the country! and it is where Sal and I decided to get tatoos!
MY DREAMY CRUSH
Ranked #1 Man in world for Tri's...Javier Gomez of ESP
yummy yummy goodness. my favorite fresh mexican in all of austonia!
I swear I would be the fastest triathlete ever with this thing!
My running hero...
kara goucher is incredible and placed third in the NYC marathon...her debut marathon race! I'm sure we could be best friends!