Posts made in September, 2013

Challenge and Inspire!

By , Sep 27, 2013 | 0 comments

Challenge and Inspire!

Two of our Team Inspiration Inspired Warriors, Marty and Lauren, will be racing at the Challenge Barcelona 140.6 race on October 6th and sharing their exciting adventures with us via this blog! And next summer, on June 29th Team Inspiration will be participating in the inaugural Challenge race in Atlantic City! Our athletes racing there will also blog here about their journey to the finish line...

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Atlantic City Triathlon

By , Sep 24, 2013 | 0 comments

Atlantic City Triathlon

Team Inspiration participated in the Atlantic City Triathlon last weekend! And what a weekend! Saturday night we had the pleasure of sharing dinner with a truly amazing group of people. Dawn and Amy of paratriathlon sat at the end of the table and gave us deliciously detailed descriptions of menu items, and even shared a taste of their dinners! Robert Vigorito, race director extraordinaire, joined us as well! Tom Knoll, one of the 12 original Ironmen, came to dinner prepared with his 1978 Ironman trophy! Inspiring cancer warrior Bethann dined with us, and she was accompanied her amazing...

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Ironman dreams, powered by chemo! (part 4)

By , Sep 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Ironman dreams, powered by chemo! (part 4)

What a long week, so many ups and downs! Chemo cycle #3 finally went ahead last Wednesday, after 2 postponements and had to be administered with a 20% dose reduction as the doctors don’t think I can sustain things at they stand at the moment from a recovery point of view. I just hope it is as effective as it’s meant to be! The few days right after chemo were very rough, felt the usual wave of nausea and was just exhausted. I only had a few days before the half marathon! In my original plan, I had hoped for chemo to take place sooner so I could recover in time for the race but it wasn’t...

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Ironman dreams, powered by chemo! (part 3)

By , Sep 18, 2013 | 0 comments

Ironman dreams, powered by chemo! (part 3)

Sept 17th 2013 Well it has been a frustrating few days. I was due to have chemo cycle #3 last Friday but my platelet levels were too low, came back to the hospital on Monday but no improvement and so I am back here today. If no improvements, they will go ahead with chemo but at a lower dose, which of course I am concerned about. They even told me on Monday to stop exercising which I balked at!! There is no evidence that exercise impacts platelet count so why?? Nonetheless, I did rest yesterday so let’s see what today brings. Running is definitely getting tougher but I am trying to stick to...

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Ironman dreams, powered by chemo! (part 2)

By , Sep 10, 2013 | 0 comments

Sept.10th 2013 It’s good to wake up after the weekend with sore limbs! Mark and I run 11 miles on Sunday through our favourite park and got to deal with the typical English weather: sun and rain and sun again! The chemo is clearly having an impact on my fitness as the effort required to run ‘long-ish’ is much more so than usual. So I was huffing and puffing a lot but somehow we got it done! We have signed up for a half marathon which takes place in the city where we live in 2 weeks time, on Sept. 22nd, just because it’s great to have a goal to keep on training for! Me being me of...

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