Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Living Vicariously

I have been a little lazy with my blogging these past few weeks - I must confess. Mostly because I have felt like I have very little to say. All of my posts would likely say the same few things...
  • Not doing too much.
  • Just sitting around waiting to heal - which is about as much fun as watching paint dry.
  • I am missing running something fierce.
  • I hate sitting around.
  • I hate healing
  • I wish I was running instead.
  • Am I healed yet?
  • How much longer do I have to wait?
Blah. Blah. Blah. You get the point. It is somewhat repetitive.

Healing is slow. So very slow. So very very slow. And while I do so see some progress. I went on a good sized hike with my hubby and the dog, for example. I can also sleep lying down again finally - which is heavenly considering I have slept sitting up for the last month. I have been up and about a bit more as well, so I know progress is happening.

It is just hard to go from such an active lifestyle to one of whole-hearted convalescence. These perfect spring days leaving me longing for my sneakers and sighing heavily as I gaze out the window. So this week I have decided to plan for the future and live vicariously through some of my favourite running buddies.

Today I am featuring the lovely Danielle Abukhalaf! She is one of my fabulous running friends and this fall she is adding fierce cancer warrior to her list of accomplishments! You gotta love this gal!

Danielle is a nurse and an avid runner, who spent 2 years of her career on the oncology ward. She had an amazing experience and was forever changed by the people she met and lives she touched. So when a friend started talking about Team in Training she had an Aha-Moment (did I mention I have been watching way too much Oprah lately?!) and decided to sign up. She is running Nike's Women's Half in San Francisco this October with the lofty fundraising goal of $3200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Woohoo!

She has big training plans this summer and is dedicating her run to Eddie - a family friend who sadly lost his battle to Leukemia. Cancer is a far reaching and its affects are felt by all who come it contact with its wrath. Danielle's life has been changed by her experiences with this disease and this year she plans to stand up and fight back!

Let's help Danielle reach her goal and take down cancer once and for all by supporting her Funraising Page.

I may have finished my battle against breast cancer, but I will never stop fighting this disease.
Hey Cancer! Get ready because I'm about to make you my BITCH!

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,