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celebrating my first cancer free anniversary in style--2 miles with my boys

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Life is a narrative--a story line full of twists and turns, heartaches and happiness. Characters enter and leave my story, the setting changes and the critical story line is sometimes ponderously slow, followed by a pace that leaves you gasping for air.

In the end, it's my narrative. I'm the central character. I make choices. So, in this second half of my life, I keep my eye on 2 priorities: health for me and healthy relationships. It's a rather powerful feeling, really!

Member Since: 5/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 62,096

My Goals:
Summer goals:

1. Eat breakfast 5 days a week.

2. pop once a week or less. Try adding fruit & herbs to water.

3. strength training--find out what I can do to relieve stress as the incision heals

4. walk throughout radiation treatment

My Program:
1. healthy eating & grocery shopping--pay attention to those vegetables and drinking water

2. ask for help

Personal Information:
live in Wichita, KS --for 25 years now--with my husband who has a full time job and a political career as well.

We have 3 grown children--a lawer in Tulsa, and a scientist (about to marry a music teacher) and printmaker (1 semester of school to go) in Kansas City. It seems we grew into a renaissance family.

I have hypothyroidism--which makes eating well and exercising more important than ever before. And I have breast cancer. I'm looking forward to the day when I can say I am a survivor.

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You ARE doing it! Look what you've become!


TO BE HUMAN means living a life of ups and downs, experiencing the full range of emotions from great joy to great sorrow. To resist sorrow, pain, anxiety, and confusion is tantamount to refusing to be human, and we lose much rich experience and closeness to God when we refuse to be our full selves.

- Sarah Parsons

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  • v RIVER331
    Hi Kris, just stopping by to say hi! I need to catch up on SP but haven't yet... no excuses, just "life" as you say.

    Thank you so much for checking in on me! It's been a rough holiday season and I'm glad it's over; there is so much to be thankful for and yet so much sorrow.

    Going forward into this new year, I'm being very contemplative and deliberate about what I'm doing with my time. My diet is good and I'm still running - actually I started the Rookie Runner program over again, and Daniel joined me. emoticon I've also been cooking more; don't know what that's about, but it's good healthy food. emoticon

    Hope you are doing great! emoticon
    3392 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/25/2012 3:33:48 PM
    Congrats on joining the Y! Which one do you go to?? I go to the northwest. I know other members of team Wichita go further east! Maybe we could all get together sometime!! Some of us have met a couple of times!1

    3401 days ago
    Just wanted to stop by to thank you so much for the nice comment you sent me along with that Goodie. It really means a lot to me!
    3421 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie!
    I hope the running is going well for you!

    Merry Christmas!
    3427 days ago
  • v AWOOD1973
    Thanks for the friend add! :) I have added you as one of my inspirations as well!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!! :)
    3427 days ago
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