Jan 25, 2013 by Lauren Scher
I haven’t posted in awhile so here’s an update!
Training is going well. However, I didn’t expect it to be so cold! Compared to NY, Oregon weather is mild. But I’ve become adapted to the warmer weather and 35 degrees is bitterly cold! On Tuesday nights we train in SW Portland on a track. The track gets hit pretty hard by wind gusts, which is good in a way because it adds to the endurance training.
I think I should be ready to get the full mileage in by spring and I’m excited! However, I need help from everybody out there that I know! I need your dollars and cents! I used to think “oh, someone else will donate” but now, as a participant in Team in Training, I realize how crucial every dollar is. Those dollars will go to help a child’s family stay near them during treatment. The dollars will go to help fund new treatments for blood cancers. I see the value of each dollar in the way it helps families I now know through my involvement with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Please help by donating today!
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Nov 18, 2012
From elementary school through high school, every half year, students would be required to run a dreaded mile run. The agony. The pain. My time was never better then 16 minutes. It was the most complete torture known to man.
In my adolescent mind, this is what I considered to be one of the worst things I could possibly go through. Looking back, I was so horribly wrong. There is something much worse. Something that affects nearly every human being in some way. That thing is cancer.
When I went to my first Team In Training information session, our leader asked the group, "how many of you know someone who has had cancer?" Every hand went up. This is something that surprised me. Cancer runs prominent in my family; lung cancer, bone cancer, skin cancer. This is a disease that challenges people to fight for their life, and here I had been complaining about doing a mile run for all these years. I have the health and ability to do that mile. I have the ability to do 26.2 miles.
Therefore, I am challenging myself to complete the Vancouver, B.C. marathon in May 2013. It won't be an easy task. Training will be tough. But it will never be as tough as battling against Leukemia or Lymphoma, which so many have to fight. I challenge myself to this physical task and I need your support. Please help me by donating to the fight against blood cancers. So many depend on it.