As an ovarian cancer survivor, I will race in 50 triathlons in all 50 states by 50-years-old to raise $100,000 for ovarian cancer research. This campaign is self inspired, self orchestrated and 100% self funded. In addition, all in-kind donations are turned into cash donations by me in the same name of the person who donates. I race for women who have lost their battle, women undergoing treatment and women yet to be diagnosed.
Flying through the air with the greatest of ease.... well, that was me this morning. And similar to this little girl in the photo, I have a bandage on my elbow. Not quite sure what happened but somewhere about mile 3, I tripped on something and went flying into the air. Took the brunt of it on my elbow which is ripped up, black and blue and swelling quite nicely, thank you. Also abrasions on my hands and hip. My running team quickly came to my aid, made me sit still and assess and once cleared by them, we resumed our run. I can't help feeling humbled and annoyed by the whole thing. Next week's event weighs heavy on my mind and this kind of thing just plays tricks with my head. It could have been so much worse so for that, I am grateful.