The fight continues and it's more personal than ever. Since we last campaigned, we have lost several friends and family and added more to the list battling cancer, myself now included. While I have long empathized with our loved ones who heard those dreaded words, "...you have cancer," hearing them myself was jarring, to say the least.
But fear not, we won't stop, we will prevail and ALL WILL BE WELL! As my favorite bible passage reads, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 With all your love and support, I am not only going to finish this Ironman race, I'm going to kick cancer's ass!
This will be my 9th, and likely my most challenging Ironman race. I have surgery on June 17th and will be off the training plan for a couple weeks after. Come race day, September 8th, I'll be ready! As always, I am taking all of our friends and family with me during my preparation and on race day, praying for them all along the way. Please send me the names and stories of your loved ones that have fought or are fighting cancer; I'll happily dedicate miles in prayer for their fight. Send me a picture of them to include here on our site. We'll also add their names to the T-$ team shirts to honor and support them on race day.
While you're at it, please consider making a contribution here to help fight cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society. Our goal is to raise at least $100 for every one of the 140.6 miles in the Ironman race. Every bit helps as amazing doctors and scientists continue to develop better treatments and close in on cures.
Thank you for your consideration and support. I am deeply grateful for all the love you have provided me on my quest for Kona and as my new fight against cancer begins.