In my last post in February, I dedicated my NYC Marathon to my mother-in-law, Kathleen Campbell, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer on February 18, 2019.
Sadly, Kathleen passed away on April 11, 2019 despite the oncologists hopeful attitude that the immunotherapy drugs were working.
More than ever, we need Fred’s Team to help fund these important drugs.
Despite a very important reason to run NYC Marathon, a plantar facitis injury in my left foot is keeping me from starting the 20 week training plan today. I’m extremely sad about it and I don’t take deferral lightly, particularly since I’m 91% fundraised to date. I had an X-ray this past week and hope to get to the bottom of everything soon. My pain walking is nothing compared to those going through cancer battles but I would be foolish to try to accomplish 26.2 miles at this time when it hurts to walk the dog.
To those who have donated to my run, Fred’s Team tells me it will carry over to next year and I am grateful for that. To those that haven’t, next year I will be training from Charlotte in the heat so you will be hearing from me.
I was an instigator getting some folks hyped to do the marathon with me and I am most sad about letting them down but I will relish in their accomplishments when they cross the finish line.
In the meantime, I’m hitting the pool today, dedicating my laps to those that started their 20 week training program and those battling cancer.