Cancer Related Information
It must be the spring weather and the extra sunlight but I am feeling better and more optimistic —and seeing things clearer. Or at least that’s how I feel today. And I am feeling more empowered to take charge and control of certain aspects of my life that are out of whack. I feel good things coming my way very soon. It just feels right and that it’s my time to finally shine professionally. I am so hungry for growth in my professional life right now –and have been feeling stagnant. The past week –some great, no nonsense signs have presented themselves to me and I have seen them — crystal clearly and feel empowered by them. If you jump, a net will appear…
I haven’t posted much cancer-related news lately – unintentionally. I came across this interesting piece yesterday:
I consider anyone under the age of 40 to be a young adult in the cancer world — and know that Scott was misdiagnosed a few times. What doctors do is they go by statistics — age, risk factors, family history to assess the symptoms. Why would a 37 year old male with on family history of colon cancer have colon cancer? Statistics would say he wouldn’t so it must not be that. I am so thankful that we pushed harder –but we could have caught it even earlier had we known. Visit stupidcancer.org for more info on young adult cancer and support.
45, 65, 75, 85, 95 (failed)
The MoonWalk NYC 2013
Just received a really cool training essentials kit in the mail today – for a great race in NYC this summer: The MoonWalk NYC 2013 is an overnight marathon to support breast cancer initiatives!
Thousands of strong, athletic, courageous women and men will be power walking a marathon through the streets of New York City, in the middle of the night, wearing decorated bras, in support of breast cancer initiatives.
The MoonWalk NYC 2013 http://
Here’s some more info directly from them:
In July 2013, Walk the Walk will bring The MoonWalk marathon from the United Kingdom to America for the first time to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer causes. At 10 p.m., on July 20, 2013, thousands of women and men will Power Walk through the city wearing brightly decorated bras to inspire and encourage others to get fit, have fun, and raise money for breast cancer charities in New York.
Presented by Empire BlueCross BlueShield, the overnight marathon through New York City will have an estimated 8,000 participants. The MoonWalk will begin with a participant opening ceremony celebration at Randall’s Island. Walkers will then depart on an up to 26.2 mile route, which will weave its way through Manhattan past the city’s most iconic landmarks, lit up brightly at night. Additionally, there will be a Half Marathon option to ensure that everyone can participate no matter their fitness levels or abilities.
“One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and we have the opportunity to step out in force and visibly demonstrate our commitment to raising the funds needed to help wipe out this potentially life-threatening disease,” said Brian Griffin, President and CEO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield. “Almost every one of us has been touched by breast cancer in some way. That’s why Empire is so passionate about helping fight this disease through our sponsorship of The Moonwalk.”
The MoonWalk hopes to raise two million dollars in one night, most of which most of which will be granted to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, to help support their Breast Examination Center in Harlem (BECH), one of the first free screening facilities for breast cancer in the country where 80% of the patients are uninsured but guaranteed support and guidance.
If you are in the NYC area, I encourage you to support this great race and cause. Cancer should not take away any more birthdays!
With Scotty out of town my schedule is all wonky. I got my workout in and actually got a PR on my back squat.
2×12 Back squats
I would love if you would consider donating to our team for the Scope it out 5K – a great cause to raise awareness and funds for families fighting Colon Cancer!
I know times are tight for many – so no pressure!
This is Scotty’s fifth year cancer free –and we are running to celebrate under Hoagie’s Heroes: http://www.active.com/donate/
Recognize anyone at the :10 and :20 second mark?:
March kicks off National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and national non-profit the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation announced today its slate of marketing campaigns and events highlighting the month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the country, with over 145,000 new cases diagnosed this year with over 50,000 lives lost due to the disease. Washington, D.C. ranks #1 as to having the highest mortality rate in the nation. Through dedicated grassroots efforts and community partner support, Chris4Life helps significantly improve the treatment experience for patients and caregivers, and to dramatically raise awareness about colon cancer in general. During the month of March Chris4Life will celebrate survivors and those who lost their battle – stressing the importance of getting screened for colon cancer, which is 90% treatable when caught through early screening.
Held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. Registration is now open with the race kicking off at Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania) and will include a scenic tour of popular DC sites including the National Gallery, Newseum, FBI Headquarters, Ford’s Theater, U.S. Botanical Gardens, and the Capitol. The annual event is expected to attract approximately 4,000 participants. www.scopeitout5k.com
And above all else – know the signs of Colon Cancer and Get your Tushy checked!
Today is World Cancer Day: Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide and in 2008 was responsible for 7.6 million deaths.
Yesterday was such a re-inspiring day for me. Being able to be a part of the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation PSA filming with Scott and the kiddos was amazing and gives us an opportunity to do our part to help more people become aware of the signs and symptoms so they can get checked.
It will be out during March – Colon Cancer Awareness Month and also in time for our Scope It out 5K race!
Today’s workout was one of the famous ladies of CrossFit: Elizabeth
- power cleans
- power cleans
- ring dips
I did #75 power cleans and ring dips with no bad. Finished 9:35.
Life has been busy this week — weather causing school closings, too much work to be done and now I am off to film a Public Service commercial with Scott and the kiddos as part of the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation. It’s not like we are starring in it or anything but we are going to be a part of it to help raise awareness of this horrible cancer and as a way to do our part for colon cancer awareness month in March. Don’t forget we are also going to be running the Scope it Out 5K too. Consider joining our team or donating to Hoagie’s Heroes.
It’s kind of bitter sweet today because Scott was notified that one of his fellow Cure By Design models passed away from breast cancer yesterday. We didn’t know them personally but did share this event and celebration together and of course were part of the cancer club. It’s just so hard to wrap your mind around — June 2012 she was here, and Jan 2013 she passed on. Life is so short, so we really have to make sure we are living our best lives each and every day. Her name was Gail Messier and in the photo gallery linked above, she is the one holding the paddle. I am once again reminded how blessed and thankful I am that my husband caught his cancer before it was too late.
I took a rest day — yesterday was a tough WORKOUT:
15 box jumps
10 push ups
5 knees to elbows
I ended up doing 10 rounds + 7 box jumps. After the deadlifts earlier in the week, I was smoked and slept in today.
We are raising money for the Scope it Out 5K Washington DC Presented by Chris4Life and running the race in honor of Scotty’s fifth year colon cancer free. Consider donating or joining our team!! And make sure no matter what that you become familiar with the signs and symptoms of Colon Cancer!
There is so much good going on my life it seems to make the things that aren’t going as they should be seem magnified. One thing I have learned about myself over the years is I am a thinker. I tend to have a very raw knee jerk reaction to something, then I step back and think about it –and ultimately fix or get to whatever it is I need to do. People that don’t know me well tend to react from the initial knee jerk reaction and it obviously causes issues for both them and me.
The past few days I have been stuck in that initial knee jerk reaction phase and all I have to say is Thank God for good people in my circle. I asked for some pep talking and I got it. I asked for support and help, I got it. And think I am now thinking and acting on some things that need to be cleaned up. I know I am being vague but sometimes the actual issue isn’t the point — it’s what you do when you are confronted with something that is throwing you off balance in your life. And how you work through the fear -of the unknown, of failure. It’s really about discovering yourself and making progress and change. It’s hard and sometimes it sucks and you go kicking and screaming–but usually what’s on the other side is so much better.
One of my friends yesterday shared this quote with me as a part of her kick me in the ass pep talk: Leap, and the net will appear. -John Burroughs
I am going to keep that quote close to my chest as I work to make a leap….
A snowy morning in Northern VA! Nothing major but enough to delay the kiddos a few hours so the roads can be cleared. It looks so pretty outside and it was pristine at 530 this morning!
- Burpee/Shoot Thru/Suicide combos
- Split Jerk
- Split Jerk (go heavy!)
- Tabata L-Sits
I only got up to 125# because my technique is off with the hip drive. It’s frustrating to know I can lift more if only my form was dead on. I have to keep working on learning how to use my hips to drive weight up! Bam!
Scope it Out 5K
This year is a big year for my family.
The beginning of Summer 2008, my husband, Scotty was surprisingly diagnosed with colon cancer and had to undergo surgery to remove half of his colon and a year of chemo -that had us spending all day, every other Tuesday at Georgetown Hospital and two days at home with a chemo pack. During the entire process, Scotty was an amazing fighter — continuing to work as much as he could and staying positive and keeping his amazing personality in tact. The cancer story is followed in my original blog: Colon C – The Journey
This July, it will be FIVE years since that diagnosis and for colon cancer that’s a big deal. That means we can put a period at the end of it and call it DONE. They consider it cured. Now to put things in perspective — cancer changes everything about you and your family so while the cancer is gone, the changes it makes to you are lifelong –good and bad.
Colon cancer, if detected early is very curable & awareness of its signs and symptoms is vital. Anything we can do to help someone else become aware and informed BEFORE — we are on board.
I don’t particularly like setting a goal for $$ amount because I appreciate each and every donation whether it’s a big amount or not! So — I’m going to give it a go again this year and see where we land. I also as a practice don’t ask anyone to support any cause –this one is so near and dear obviously that I make this one year exception.
Last year we had the best time running the race and having brunch afterwards. You can join us for the run this year, donate to our team, and/or raise some money for our team!
Join us or Make a Donation to our Team Hoagie’s Heroes!
Join the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation in the heart of Washington, D.C. for one of the largest annual colon cancer awareness events in the country – part of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The race course starts and ends at Freedom Plaza and will take runners and walkers up scenic Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. Capitol, bringing the Scope It Outmessage to the doorstep of our nation’s decision makers.
When: March 24, 2013 at 09:00 AM
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington , DC