Sunday, August 28, 2011

"I could do 3 more"

Sometimes I surprise myself.  For instance...........signing up for a 5K just a few days before, asking my sisters and Scott to join Team Lumps and Lipstick (making impromptu t-shirts), and walking--for the first time in my life, a 5K.  It isn't that I didn't think I could walk 3.1 miles, it is that I never would have wanted to.  I would have had to sweat in front of other people and push myself out of a comfort zone that I felt pretty comfy in.  But I did it.  The 5K benefited Northwest Hope and Healing, a Seattle based organization that supports women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer--it just seemed right.  And I can tell you, this was the first of many.  I am shocked how much I enjoyed it! I look forward to being able to jog one, once I am able to start to jog (I have to be cleared by my physical therapist).  A year ago I was laying in bed bloaty and crazy with chemo, today I walked a 5K.

I am hoping that taking this step will help instill something in me that I am strong enough to do this, because sometimes it is hard to remember.

front of our shirts

back of my shirt

Team Lumps and Lipstick
best sisters ever



I was nervous and had to pee a lot before it started

good thing there were tons of honey buckets



I was faking, see the coffee in my right hand...

"this girl"

Greenaway Girls

3 comments:

  1. you are awesome dori! and an inspiration to all!

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  2. Dori, love the pictures. You all look so happy. I'm glad you enjoyed the 5K. I used to participate in 5Ks and it is so much fun and feels good, too.

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  3. Dori - you look radiant!! Well done indeed.

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