Shannon & Pam, after months of training, officially became ultrarunners with finishing Way Too Cool 2010 (3/13/10). They continue to run the long distances as they continue to challenge themselves physically & mentally. This is where they post those triumphs and also their tribulations.

December 9, 2009


My sister's biopsy was positive for cancer.........

Cut out of work early; I was in shock. It is very early, in the ducts, carcinoma in situ (the best kind if you have to have it) They may have even gotten it all with the biopsy. She will see the surgeon on Monday and will have a lumpectomy and lymph nodes checked shortly after that, hopefully quickly. She is doing well; I however was overwhelmed with emotion when she told me. I couldn't believe, my sister, the health fanatic, had the big C. My boss gave me the rest of the day off, told me to 'go run' so I collected Bella and headed to Twin Rocks. Ran the long way to the top of the hill.

It was a good, therapeutic run for me. A coyote ran across my path, which was pretty cool. I ran about 2 1/2 miles total. I love coming down the short way from the hill, it's so fun!

Tomorrow I will probably head to the gym for my 2 miler followed by weights. This weekend is our 10 mile run/race. It looks like rain but I don't care. I am going to enjoy every bit of it :)


  1. Love your pics Pam. You sis is going to be fine. You know, we can live the healthiest of lives, but there's no guarantee. We just need to live each and every moment to the fullest, with eyes wide open and with gratitude.
    Look at those pictures you took...really beautiful and peaceful it is there. How wonderful to have such a beautiful place so close to home.

  2. Cancer knows no boundaries! It's evil. Please think positively, that's what I do when I'm in situations like this. I "will" it not to happen! I'm thinking that they DID get it all out with the biopsy and all will be well.

    My MIL had breast cancer and she has been in remission for 3 years. They are so advanced now a days that I honestly believe that all will be fine with you sister.

    You are so lucky to be able to go out to such a beautiful place and release the emotions that come with such news.

    I'm hoping you can make it to tonight's run, if not, I'll see you on Sunday - getting dirty and wet - woo hoo!

  3. thank you both:) I love your support and friendship. Man, I am a very blessed girl!