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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Flying past chemo

Although it was early and I could have easily stayed in bed it was an awesome day. It looked like most days at 5am, dark and starry. And as usual I was thankful to get up, get dressed and head out to run. But this run was different. It was the final pre-chemo run with Yvonne. It was the last run before her last chemotherapy appointment.

We did not run longer or take a new and interesting route. We kept it status quo. There were no balloons, flowers or gifts. We had all that we needed in our hearts. We knew that in a few hours after our run Yvonne would have completed a very important milestone. She would have survived chemo. And we were grateful in that knowledge.

The steps we took today were not the fastest, the longest, or the easiest. We did not care. We were there for a reason. We were there in celebration of what was to come. A simple victory in a long chain of challenges. Her fight is far from over and we will be right there running with her for as long as it takes. This our greatest and most difficult marathon ever.

I was honored to be a part of Yvonne's journey. This quote exemplifies her:

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk. 

Tony Robbins

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