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Some Days, You Just Take What Comes

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This picture perfectly sums up today’s training session. Roberto hit another personal best, but his warm down routine required ice packs on both legs and some time on our foam roller. I got pulled off the trail by our coach because I was nearly doubled over with menstrual cramps. Though I was disappointed not to finish, I’m grateful that she made that call because it was the right and smart thing to do (especially considering that I’m still not fully upright despite copious drugs and liquids). My body seems to be foiling my ambitions and that’s frustrating.

Yet I wouldn’t trade today for anything. This beautiful autumn day is a great day to be alive and count blessings. I’m inspired by the families who join Team in Training in memory of a loved one, and millions of blood cancer survivors who are with us today because of treatments that the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society pioneered. There’s still much work to do… Learn more and donate at Team Bacalski.

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3 Comments

  1. Helene Zegarra says:

    Hi Lisa Helene! How are you guys? I did get your fundraising mailing and meant to write back but it’s a busy semester for me! I’m going to school full time in addition to working full time! It’s not the most difficult thing in the world…but sometimes I don’t know if I’m going or I’m coming! lol Sending you guys much love!!!!!!!!!!! Helene ps- God willing I’ll be in the east coast in April for spring break. I’ll visit NY (2nd visit) and Niagara Falls! 🙂

    Take delight in the Lord,  and he will give you the desires of your heart…

    >________________________________ > From: lisa helene donovan bacalski >To: helenez@yahoo.com >Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2013 8:23 AM >Subject: [New post] Some Days, You Just Take What Comes > > WordPress.com >lisahelene posted: ” This picture perfectly sums up today’s training session. Roberto hit another personal best, but his warm down routine required ice packs on both legs and some time on our foam roller. I got pulled off the trail by our coach because I was nearly doubled” >

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