Alaska Run for Women

Last year I was only able to participate in the 1 mile Fun Run/Walk part of the Alaska Run for Women.  It had only been 11 days after my surgery and I still had tubes in me for draining fluids.  My husband walked with me since I still needed someone to lean on.  This year I was able to walk the 5 miles.  My three daughters ran the race so it was very nice that my friend Cindy accompanied me at my slightly faster than snail’s pace.  The only thing that hurt at the end was the soles of my feet, it seems my shoe selection wasn’t the best.

I had finished the chemo mid November and the radiation the day before Christmas, so at the beginning of this year walking up a flight of stair would have me huffing and puffing, I had no endurance what so ever.  I signed up for oncology rehab and within a month my strength and endurance had dramatically improved.  It was not just a physically improvement, it also helped me lift my spirits and kept me positive.

Just over 7,000 women and some men (who are breast cancer survivors) participated in this year’s race.  The course is rather nice and it starts in mid-town Anchorage and heads downtown.

And then along the coastal trail…

and by Westchester Lagoon.

The camaraderie was wonderful.

I have been knitting and have finished La Cumparsita and Stork’s Nest Scarf, but have yet to block them.  Hope to have pictures to posts soon.

And Congratulations to the US for a well played game against England.

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2 Responses to “Alaska Run for Women”

  1. Kim Gibson Says:

    You go girl! Just being there for it is a big deal under these circumstances, and you did far more. YOU ROCK!

  2. knittingfisher Says:

    Congrats on your run, I’m so glad you were there and able to do it!

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