Author Archives: Elizabeth

About Elizabeth

Running and thinking about life one step at a time.

Badass no more?

When I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and decided to announce that on Facebook, I also started using the hashtag “team badass.” One of the terrible things about my diagnosis was knowing that other people would worry about … Continue reading

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The “last” surgery – boobs!

I put last in quotations because I don’t want to jinx it — at this point, who knows?  But 360 days after my first cancer related surgery, the sentinel lymph node biopsy, it was time for my last one:  reconstruction … Continue reading

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Ovaries schmovaries

(Don’t worry, this will be a picture-free post.) When my oncologist agreed with my Google-assisted suggestion that the hormone suppressing medicine they give post-menopausal women works better than the medicine  they give pre-menopausal women for my particular brand of breast … Continue reading

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Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Recap

When my friend Chrissie and I signed up to run the Wine and Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney World, I wasn’t sure if it would be a fun victory lap after Chicago or a back up plan in case … Continue reading

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You mad, bro?

So if you read the article about me in the Dallas Morning News, you’ll know that my initial reaction to my diagnosis was anger.  You also might assume that I’ve spent most of my adult life angry, being a trial … Continue reading

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Chicago Marathon Recap

So, let’s talk about how the marathon went!  (Spoiler alert:  I finished.) Our wave of the marathon started around 8:30 but you had to be in your corral by 8:10. We agreed to meet my friends around 7:30 at the … Continue reading

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Five Finger Death Punch to Cancer

So, the plan ever since we found out that I was stage 3 (not stage 4, which would have taken away surgery, or stage 2, which might have taken away chemo) was for us to do four steps to get … Continue reading

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