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More Running for Me!

8 Feb

Got some great news at the doctor’s last week!  The latest sonogram showed remarkable (in my words, MIRACULOUS) improvements, so the surgery is off and we’ll continue to monitor status and CA125 levels (which were still a bit elevated) over the next few months.  I am absolutely thrilled with this latest development, and would like to thank everyone for the kind words, thoughts, and prayers. 

This has definitely been a tough time.  For those of you who know me personally, you know that I’m an intense worrier…so the combination of alarming news from the doctor, and several hours (alright, days) spent surfing medical websites raised my anxiety levels significantly.  Luckily, I’m back to running (still at a reduced rate) and releasing stress.

Earlier this week I did a slow and easy 5 miles, taking advantage of the amazing weather in the D.C. area.  In anticipation of the Northface Endurance Challenge (scheduled for June), I incorporated a couple miles of trail running into my workout. 

 

Roosevelt Memorial, in the Center of the Island

No need to travel far for a good trail…I simply ran Mt. Vernon trail to the Teddy Roosevelt Island and did the large loop.  For more information on my route, click here.  If you’ve never had a chance to run/tour Roosevelt Island, you’re really missing out.  It’s a super little sanctuary in the middle of a big urban area, perfect for running, hiking with the kids, or relaxing with a picnic lunch.  We LOVE it! 

Thanks again for everything, and happy running!

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4 Responses to “More Running for Me!”

  1. MCM Mama February 8, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    I love Roosevelt Island. I’ve only run on it once, but we take the kids there all the time.

    • katefsummers February 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

      Yes! Our kids love it, too! We go more often in the early spring when the snakes/lizards start coming out. The kids FREAK!

  2. Bill Schweigart February 9, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    SO HAPPY that you don’t need surgery! What a relief! I’m hoping that now all of that stress can wash away. I haven’t checked out Roosevelt – have biked to it lots but never crossed the bridge. Now I’m really itching to!

  3. Coco February 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Oh, that is great news! I love Roosevelt Island – “sanctuary” fits it perfectly – but I’ve never run there.

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