1/2 Marathon: The Numbers Are In!

Minutes from the finish line
Me, to the left of the guy in orange / minutes from the finish line

I’m not very good at math. In fact, my third-grader has pretty much out-paced me now that he’s mastering the metric system — yikes! But that doesn’t mean I don’t like numbers. I actually really like them when they have some significance in my life.

Not as unhappy as I look, just tired.

I like to say I’m 39 years old (age is kind of like a badge of honor after cancer), that I’ve been married for 14 years, that I have 2 boys (born weighing 10 pounds, 9 ounces and 10 pounds, 2 ounces), that I went to college for 6.5 years, that I’ve survived breast cancer for 5 years, and, now, today, I get to add some new numbers to my bag of tricks. Here goes:

Today, I ran 13.1 miles in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 53 seconds, and it was 29 degrees when I started. I scored 1 pretty medal, 2 hand-made little-boy signs (“Mom, you are a star” on Joey’s sign and “You are good moon mom” on Danny’s sign) and 2 free bagels and some water after the race.

With my mom cooking 1 glorious pasta meal for dinner and John promising me 1 massage later for Valentine’s Day, I’m counting this as a pretty good numbers day — although tomorrow might be a good time to start counting carbs (bagels, pasta!).

5 thoughts on “1/2 Marathon: The Numbers Are In!

  1. I’ll keep this brief and would love to send you more info if your interested. I’m a South Florida based artist/photographer/gallery owner. For the last year I have been working on an all breast cancer survivor fundraising and awareness project. The Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project: A Fine Art & Photography Essay of Survivors. The project has been gaining interest and I’m seeking all possible venues of exposure and coverage to help these amazing women get their stories out there to make a difference in spirits and funding. I’m writing to see you may have any interest in giving this project some exposure. Or if you could point me in a direction or provide any suggestions.
    I can provide you better samples of the images and lots more details. The project is still seeking survivors on the way to 50 total for a future book. For now you can peek at the first few fundraising products in the series here:


    or the YouTube videos here

    thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

  2. I’d love to write about this. Feel free to send me any images you’d like to see spotlighted, and I’ll embed a video as well! Thanks for sharing! And I’ll let you know when it’s ready to publish!


  3. Hey Fitz — are you just NOW reading my posts from February? And didn’t you know, black is my fave?

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