Some people don't take cancer lying down–they kick it in the teeth with a pair of walking shoes.
My sister-in-law is training for the Susan B. Komen Three Day Walk. She’s a breast cancer survivor, a rather recent one in fact, and doing this has got her “in the best shape of her life” following surgery and radiation.
Somehow, with Linda, I’m just never surprised.
She is just an amazing human who’s always impressed me with her courage and tenacity. She and her husband are part-time Mauians, and she’s over here doing appliance upgrades on their condo (a former electrician and currently a project manager for construction, she is the kind of woman who actually knows how to do these things) and she asked me to walk a mere 5 miles to help her keep her training up while she’s here. (Recently, she, my other sister-in-law Kathi, and my niece Paige got up to 21 miles in a day!)
So, today I did five miles. Here are photos from the day. Five miles on the beach kicked my butt. I have a whole new respect for people who not only survive cancer but kick it in the teeth with a pair of walking shoes.
I did not take a picture of us at the end. I was too hot, sweaty and windblown. (Especially after my husband drove us back to her condo complex and I rode in the back of the pickup.)
I love this cause. Check it out. Visit Linda's page here to read her story and support it.
We all know someone who's had cancer, and many of them aren't here anymore. Consider supporting. Walk a mile or five in a cancer survivor's shoes.