This last weekend I walked in the La Habra Relay for Life. I was only able to walk three laps before becoming too tired. This made me realize that though I have lost the baby weight already, I am horribly out of shape! So on Tuesday I registered for two different 1/2 marathons. One is down in Temecula the end of October and the other is the Star Wars race at Disneyland in January. I also made plans to start training with a friend of mine whose son is two days older than Cora, and her daughter is two says older than Ellie.
A little about Relay...It was very surreal to walk the survivor lap and brought tears to my eyes that I can say I survived cancer. I walked holding Cora and Ellie walked next to me which made it more difficult to not start sobbing. Here are some pictures of race day. I made a luminaria for myself and for my Facebook group of moms who were diagnosed while pregnant. For those of you who don't know the Relay for Life events are 24 hour walks to raise funds for cancer research, since the walks are usually held at school sites there is not always a lit field so people can decorate paper bags that get lights in them to light the path during the dark hours.
My radiation treatments are now half way over (technically it will be half way in the middle of tomorrow's treatment) and it is becoming a literal pain in the neck. Having to lie on the hard table with my head to the side and my arms above my head for about 10 minutes (during positioning and treatment) hurts my neck. Each day it is a little worse which makes me very happy that I am almost done.