Monday, January 14, 2013

Steve In Training

As a general rule Steve is a pretty private guy.  He doesn't talk about himself a lot and he is not one to put his private stuff out there.  I am the one who does the sharing and I feel that I am usually judicious in what I say. Even though this is a personal blog I don't put out super personal things about Steve or my kids.  Some stories are not mine to tell.  

Steve has a personal story he would like to share and he is going out of his comfort zone to tell it in hopes of raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  You can read his story in his own words Here on his Team in Training page. Unrelated to his cancer, in September Steve spent a week in the ICU after a large blood clot in his leg broke apart and he ended up with multiple pulmonary embolisms.  This was not his first (or second, or third) experience with PE's but it was definitely the most severe and with the most lasting repercussions.  One of those being that he will be on blood thinners for the rest of his life and that means he can no longer play soccer.  Soccer was his social and physical activity, without it he was sad, and I think, a little lost.  He was searching for something that could fill that void and that is where Team In Training entered the picture.  TnT helps people train for races and in return the participants raise money for cancer research.  It's really that simple; you train, people donate money, and together you fight cancer.  Steve has been in remission since 2009, his life was saved because of cancer research, Team in Training has given him a way to pay it forward.  When he first signed up he wasn't sure he could be a distance runner, a half-marathon was quite a challenge.  He started running in November and he has gone from barely being able to do 2 miles to running 9.  That 13.1 miles is now a reachable goal.

I am his cheerleader and his biggest fan but I also am in charge of his fundraising.  If you would like to support Steve and cancer research you can do so on his TnT page.  

I don't usually take pictures while Steve is in the hospital
but I'm glad I did because it shows how far he has come. 

Running rain or shine.  
There are no wimps in Team in Training.

East Bay Run Team

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much. TnT is great organization, I appreciate you supporting me in this cause.