After having such good runs when first coming back from my injury, I was bound to have at least one not-so-great run before the marathon. Unfortunately, both of my last two runs have been awful. Last Tuesday, I knew I was going to run 4 miles for my Patient Partner Hannah's birthday that day. The… Continue reading Not So Fast
On Saturday, after I had stopped feeling sorry for myself because of one bad run, I hit my next fundraising milestone – the $2,000 mark! I'm actually at $2,030 officially thanks to some recent donations: Bill (not my dad), a supporter who found me on social media two years ago and has been following my running… Continue reading $2,000 Raised!
Six months ago yesterday, I got the MRI that confirmed a grade 1 tibial stress fracture. Later that day, I met the orthopedic doctor who put me in a walking boot to go along with the crutches I had received the previous day. It had already been over a month since I had run any… Continue reading First Group Run of the 2018-19 Season
I have some exciting “firsts” to report! First, on Sunday I ran my first 3-miler since my injury. It took me…a lot longer than it used to but that’s OK. I am still doing 3/1 intervals (3 minutes of running, 1 minute of walking) and my endurance still has a long way to go, so… Continue reading Post-Injury Firsts
This past Wednesday was our first DFMC Team Meeting, held at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. If I wasn’t already excited to start officially training for my second marathon, I certainly am now! We’ve got more than 470 team members already (of about 550 spots), 50% of whom are first-timers. I noticed some very young faces and… Continue reading Kicking Off DFMC Season #2
After I had pain during my run on October 18, I took a full two weeks off from running. I didn’t intend to take two weeks off, but it just happened that way. I did go hiking on Soapstone Mountain in Shenipsit State Forest with my dad for his birthday two weekends ago. It was… Continue reading Hiking and Rest
Believe it or not (I’m in the latter camp), the Boston Marathon is 6 months from today! 182 days! 26 more Mondays until THE Monday! I’m holding off on publicly thanking my first supporters until I reach my first milestone ($1,000), so if you want to make a donation, you can do so here: danafarber.jimmyfund.org/goto/KellyDFMC.… Continue reading 6 Months until the Marathon