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  1. Jerry, you are my hero! I was so excited to read your story-an ultra!!!! I would love to hear about your training. Were you a runner before your diagnosis? I am a runner too. I’ve never run an ultra, but I’ve completed 5 marathons including Boston. Since the removal of my upper right lobe one year ago, I haven’t run more than 3 miles at a time. I’m curious how you were able to build your mileage. Were you able to improve your pace as well? I know I should not focus on how far or how fast I can run, and I try! But I want to qualify for Boston again, just to prove I can. And maybe because at a pre-op appointment my Doctor said “You’ll be able to run again, but you’ll probably never qualify for Boston again.” The Canyon de Chelly Ultra-Marathon sounds like an incredible event to be a part of! Congratulations to you for completing it and for changing your life in such a positive way! You have inspired me. Thank you.
  2. ColleenRae, what a wonderful moment to share with your son! Keep up the good work!
  3. Thank you Michelle and Curt for your encouragement. I replied individually to each of you last night. But for some reason I cannot see my replies. It sounds like both of you have an amazing attitude! Your determination is inspiring! I will take your advice about trying not to compare what I can do now to what I could do before. That comparing has brought me to tears and ended up discouraging me each time I’ve attempted a running plan since last March. It’s that “reminder” you mentioned Curt. And yes, it stings. I have to say that one year later, I ONLY get that reminder when I am doing vigorous exercise. I feel perfectly normal during typical daily activities. So yes, there is hope! I bet you’ll both be out there very soon rowing and biking, and enjoying everything you love doing. Persistence, perseverance & patience! 💪🏼🚣🏼‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️
  4. A year (almost to the day) since my right upper lobectomy and I finally discovered this site. I am grateful for early detection and diagnosis. My health is good, but there is one thing missing for me. I am a runner. Before my surgery, I loved the feeling of getting outside and running five or six miles before work. I have run five marathons and many other distance races. I want to love it again! Are there any other runners out there who can offer advice or encouragement? Thank you.
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