Today, I set out on a quest. A quest for set a new PR for a 5K and to help raise money to find a cure for Cancer... not just treatment... but a CURE!!!!
I was super stoked when Mel of Tall Mom on the Run decided to do a virtual 5K on Cinco de Mayo. I was curious about her doing it so soon after her Marathon; but since she is SUPER WOMAN and Uber-mom, I did not think about it again.
Why this bib? Well, let me explain. I know most of you follow Mel, but if you do not, she just completed her second marathon... Eugene in 3 hours, 37 minutes, and 06 seconds -So, I used her picture as she sprints her stuff to the finish line and used her time as my bib number!! I am so in awe of her.... seriously not stalking her... just aspire to be like her. She BQ'd with time to spare!!!
And so I was off. I really wanted to run this fast... and since Brock did not cooperate for me yesterday to get my run in, I had lots of energy. When Lola beeped after mile 1, it read: 8:14... wow! That is the fastest mile I have run in a long time. I started to wonder if I could keep that pace, but knew it was just too hot.
I kept running and had a couple of people beep their horns at me. Was it because of my AWESOME bib? Was it because I am hott? Or was it because they thought I was crazy? I think I like the first answer better. Mile 2, Lola beeped: 8:43. Okay, so I had slowed down. I was okay with that - I still was under 9 minutes. Yay, me!
Mile 3.1 was tough. I started to think about the struggles so many women face when they find out they have breast cancer. I started to wonder about my recent scare and remembered, I never shared this with you:
Two Sundays ago, while do my monthly self breast exam (DO IT EVER MONTH), I felt... a L-U-M-P! I quickly went to my husband to see if he could feel it. Yes, he could... I wasn't crazy. My annual just happened to be that Wednesday, so I did not worry. I knew that I probably would not get an appointment earlier than that. I was not scared. Since I do my self breast examination every month, I knew that it was not there last month. Worst case scenario... it was only a month old.
At my appointment on Wednesday, my doctor confirmed that it was a lump and she was "highly" concerned. And wrote a prescription for me to get a sonogram. Of course... I had to wait until yesterday at 2:15 to find out. Long story short... it turned out to be just a "simple cyst". I was relieved. Thankful. Blessed!