Category Archives: Million Dollar Marathon

View from the Back of the Pack

I was home last week to visit my dear parents. We got in some nice walks, checked in on some of the neighbors (doing well), and, oh yeah, I ran a 30 mile trail race. Central Illinois pulled out all … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Run

176,000 steps. That’s the approximate number of steps Lori, Brady, Emily, and I ran and walked collectively on Saturday to advance the Million Dollar Marathon baton from Galesburg to Bloomington, Illinois. It was a frightfully early start: I had to … Continue reading

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The Thoughts In My Head

It’s the night before I run my leg of the Million Dollar Marathon. I’m nervous. Why? Because I’m always nervous before I run. These are the thoughts that are bouncing around in my head…. Don’t forget sunscreen. But I sweat … Continue reading

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Breach of Contract

A long time ago – twelve years – when I was just a baby in the world of cancer, I had a make-or-break moment. I had weathered a 10+ hour surgery, four and a half months of the strongest dose … Continue reading

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Off To The Races

Before I run my marathon this summer (for Above & Beyond Cancer), I have to run 70 miles. I leave today for India where I’ll be running a 4-day, 70-mile race through the foothills of the Himalayas. First, though, I’ll … Continue reading

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Running For A Change – The Million Dollar Marathon

I have been extraordinarily lucky. I live in a place where I had access to great medical care, at a time when there were some exciting new research developments, and was surrounded by friends/family/caring organizations that offered wonderful support. I … Continue reading

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