This month has been an emotional roller coaster. On January 3rd, we found out that Kayla has a cyst on her one remaining ovary. However, her tumor markers are completely normal, so the oncologist feels that this is most likely a benign cyst and feels that Kayla can just continue to be observed every few… Continue reading Kayla Update
TGIF! It’s been a long week and I’m definitely ready for the weekend. This meme pretty much sums up the week for me: First of all, I wanted to say thank you to all of the love and support we have received after my post about Kayla’s health situation. I had a long talk with… Continue reading What a difference a year makes.
Kayla has been in remission for three years now. Most days our family can go through our daily lives on a normal basis. We get caught up in work, hobbies, the minor stresses of life, and right now, wedding planning. But cancer never goes away. It haunts Kayla and our family in memories and experiences… Continue reading Cancer, the ghost
When I look back at 2016, a lot of great things happened: I ran my second marathon. I also got to meet an online friend in person and we ran the marathon together. It was pretty damn epic. I went to Wrigley Field for the first time and saw the Cubs play. By that time,… Continue reading I’ve had enough of 2016
Yesterday was an amazing Christmas day! I made David and me a delicious breakfast and then I counted down the minutes until the kids would arrive. We had a wonderful afternoon of opening presents, playing games, and eating yummy food. I love my family so much. They are my world. And then they left and the… Continue reading A bump in the road
I watched a movie over the weekend called The 5th Wave. It’s about an alien invasion that happens in coordinated attacks; the first wave involves taking away all of the electricity, the second wave is a big tidal wave that wipes out much of the human population; and the third wave, which hits humans with… Continue reading Alien parasite
Guys, the Chicago marathon is only 165 days away!! Okay, yes, that’s 6 months, but seriously, I need all the time I can get to train for this thing! I put together a training plan that’s going to take 24 weeks. The first four weeks will be just getting back into training mode, since my running… Continue reading Marathon training begins!