However, I did follow the extremely inspiring story of Gabe Grunewald. The best way to understand her story is to read the great Sports Illustrated article "Athlete gets cancer. Athlete fights cancer. Repeat, again and again..." It will make any cancer survivor glad they had a common, well researched with well defined treatment. It made this one, very happy that a)I've only had cancer once b) it was the most common kind.
Today, one of my runner friend's posted the video of Gabe's story and her hunt to go to USA's.
She may not have secured the qualifier this year, but because so many other athletes didn't get the standard her previous time got her into USA's. After a couple rounds of chemo, it ended up being more of a victory that she was out there (and for the record she still ran really fast!)
So, I sit here on a Friday, putting a training plan back together. Trying to regain some fitness. I've already proven that I am no longer as quick as I once was, but I do miss have baseline fitness. And I am inspired.
If you too are inspired you can donate to Gabe's cancer journey you can do so here.