Sunday, March 24, 2013


From hospital bed to half-marathon in 6 months.  

That's the goal Steve set for himself and that's what he accomplished this weekend at the Oakland Running Festival.  He ran as part of TNT and raised money for cancer research (read about that here) and got to reap the benefits of being part of a training team and the support of coaches.  TNT is an amazing organization.  

There is no way for me to truly understand what this journey has been for Steve, I am on the outside looking in and all I can do is marvel at what he's done.  I was there at the end of the race when he crossed the finish line and I cheered, and I cried.  It was the proudest I have ever been in my entire life.  It is no exaggeration that Steve almost died last September.  He came so close, and today he was so very far away from that.  He did all this, he made today happen.  I have a picture in my head of a very sick Steve in a dark room in the ICU, and now I have a picture of him running in the sunshine full of life and hope.  I like this new picture so much more.  

before and after

race day

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