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Posted 2020-09-28T13:47:21Z

Scan day...

It's scan day. Luke is in the MRI now and will have his CT right after. 🙏🏻🎗

He ran 41 miles last week, up from his usual 30. The orthopedic surgeon who has treated his stress fractures has encouraged him to limit his miles and mix in some biking - maybe he'll get back to that this week. He has had pain in his good foot the last couple of weeks. Things like that always strike fear in my heart, but it seems pretty clear that it's tendonitis. Fortunately, it doesn't bother him much while he's running.[...]

Posted 2020-09-12T20:57:00Z

Running strong...

I experienced my first runner's high yesterday, and I didn't even run! It came from watching my little guy look stronger than ever out on the cross country course and beating his previous best 3-mile time by a minute and 47 seconds. It was also his first race as a team captain. He brought the captain news home from practice on Thursday night, and yes, I cried. His first race of the season was last Saturday at Evanston. I stood outside the fence and cried for the whole race - his last first race of his high school career. The bright side of the covid spectator rules is that no one was around to notice. His first race ever was 3 years ago today. I'm so grateful that his sport gets to happen this fall but of course infinitely more grateful that he's here to participate. At diagnosis, he had a 10.5x2.5x2.5 cm tumor in the bottom of his left foot. The beast was also in a bunch of bones in that foot, in his spine, and in his other leg. He was using a knee scooter to get around. He has come so far, and we are so incredibly fortunate, lucky, blessed.[...]