How things change in 20 years

So this is a little something I haven’t shared with most people … until now. I never really did much in the way of physical activity growing up. I was always skinny and tried my hand at skate boarding (almost broke my back), basketball and rugby (that was a BAD idea). But before all that, 20 years ago I was diagnosed with Leukemia. There’s a lot of psycho mumbo jumbo that goes with that which requires a trip to the coffee shop to discuss but the long and short of it is at 13 and many years after that I didn’t really have much in the way of physical activity (a lot of my own doing).

When I started running a few years ago it was to become a little fitter, get my resting heart rate lower than the 88 rate it was at the time. This weekend I ran a marathon in under 3 hours at a pace of 6:50 minutes per mile. In junior high I couldn’t run a mile at that pace. I realized today that next month marks 20 years for my original diagnosis. I’m not what you’d call a touchy feely person but being in remission for around 20 years on it’s own is a great milestone but to have a sub-3 hour marathon to go with that and be fitter and healthier than I ever have been in my life leaves me at a loss for words.


8 Responses to How things change in 20 years

  1. Dee says:

    We all have lots to be thankful for, but your story is definitely an amazing one to tell and share. Congratulations on all levels!

  2. Katie says:

    Wow! I agree with Dee that is an amazing accomplishment.

    anything on cute girls and lunches???

  3. Dee says:

    OR cute girls and dinners???

  4. Priscilla says:

    Thanks for sharing, great story and congratulations on 20 years!!

    What about cute girls and sleepovers???

  5. kamranshah says:

    Back to square one on the lunches and dinners.

  6. Katie says:

    Dammit! I was so looking forward to some dinner stories…

  7. Julia says:

    Love you Kamran!!!

  8. jennhb says:

    Now that is worthy of a celebration! : )

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