Posted: 8:09 AM We are just under 8-weeks from Run The Bluegrass at Keeneland, and some of you have signed up to be on Sam’s Prostate Cancer Free Running Team. Thanks! If you have not heard, this race is a half-marathon (13.1-miles) along the beautiful rolling hills near Keeneland.
Posted: 11:08 AM My training officially started Tuesday, Feb. 1st, and I'm FIRED UP! My races are set, and two- months after prostate cancer surgery, I'm ready to roll! Coach Eric Atnip once again will guide me thru the race season.
Posted: 9:59 AM Never has one word meant so much to me. But let me back-up for a minute.
For those of you who have not been able to keep up with my battle against prostate cancer, I was diagnosed last October. December 9th I had surgery to remove my prostate, and we hoped, all the cancer.
Posted: 3:59 PM The call came this afternoon from my surgeon, and his first words to me were..."it's a good report." He did not say great or perfect. With cancer I've quickly learned there are probably few absolutes, or 100% guarantees.
Posted: 2:23 PM Four days out of surgery, and I am feeling more normal each day. Today was my first walk outside. A little cold, but the snow is soft and beautiful. Nice to have this time to appreciate the things we don't normally have time for.
Posted: 2:11 PM A chocolate milk shake! Never thought it would taste so good, but it's the first somewhat substantial thing I've been allowed to take-in the last 24-hours. This is going to be a process, and not day to day at that. Not weeks, but months and months. I will have to learn a whole new level of patience. As a triathlete, I trained for months almost daily with specific workouts. My body responded to the moment. These are going to be much smaller steps.
Posted: 8:54 PM That was so sweet to hear from my surgeon in recovery this afternoon....I know he got a million hugs from my wife Noelle in the waiting room, and a lot of tears of joy! I am overwhelmed with love and good feelings right now....it's hard to describe...maybe some people reading this who have battled cancer can understand the emotions.
Updated: 6:22 PM
- Officials say the amount of suspicious fires involving abandoned structures is alarming. Warfield Volunteer Fire Department Chief Greg Alley says, "Seems like it has become a pattern, and there is around one or two guys doing this...as professionals."
Posted: 10:54 AM
- Hundreds of runners are joining victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to finish the last mile of the race, reclaiming the triumph of crossing the finish line after explosives went off while many athletes were still running.