I could tell you about how I ran the 5k in record time. I could tell you that I ran it and loved every stride but I’d be lying.
Truth is…I didn’t run it. I walked it. Really slowly on a treadmill at the gym while listening to NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. Even more honesty…I didn’t want to do it today, and part of me thought about just fibbing and telling Lisa I did it but I started thinking about why she was doing this in the first place and I quickly realized that I HAD to do it.
When I read the post by Lisa, I immediately felt sympathy for this family that I don’t even know. As a mom, you’re worst nightmare is to see your son or daughter go through something like this. It’s not something I ever want to experience.
So when it came time to try to make excuses for myself and not do this, I quickly snapped out of it. I’m sure Kyle doesn’t want to be going through what he’s going through. I’m sure his parents would’ve like to hear anything other than “Your child has cancer”.
So I know, this isn’t your normal race recap. There’s no amazing moments to share. It was uncomfortable and long but I did it. It wasn’t much but I hope that it helped just a little bit.
There will be time for fabulous race recaps once baby Nuunie is born but for now, it’s about Kyle, his fight and the little BIT of activity I can do in his honor.
Finishing Time: 49:44:03