Monday, April 23, 2007


It's all become so much a part of my life, this brain tumor thing, that if I'm going to keep blogging, I really need something else to discuss. As long as Ronnie continues to do as well as he has been doing, well, I'm just not obsessing over maybes. He's a happy, charming, wonderful kid who just happens to have a brain tumor that isn't affecting him all that much. At least not yet and we continue to hope not ever. Still, we have been blessed by friends, family, and some truly wonderful people in the medical profession. One of the great positives of the situation is the people I've met at MGH. Which brings me to today's post.

I'm going on record. As of this past Thursday, I am officially training to run the Boston Marathon in 2008. I will be running to raise money for pediatric cancer research with the MGH team. Starting next March or so, I will be hitting up everyone I know for donations. I will accept $1, no amount is too small. Yes, the cause is one that has affected me personally. I need something to motivate me to run 26 miles. Let me rephrase that, to finish 26 miles. I had mentioned that I'd give it a try but that with my current schedule, serious training was not in the cards. More than one runner told me about the Galloway Method. You incorporate walk breaks from the beginning. You even train that way. Run for 5 minutes, walk for 1, and you keep it up for 26 miles, eventually. I have timed myself in the mile (13 minutes, yuck) and I have run 1 1/2 miles using the method. I've started. I'm training on a treadmill until I can get my mile time down to, hopefully, 10 - 10 1/2 minutes. Then I'm going out on the road for longer than 1 1/2 miles. Wish me luck.


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