…96 Days Until Race Day
This is Sophia.
Sophia was diagnosed at age 12 with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).
In acute leukemia, the bone marrow cells cannot mature properly.
Immature leukemia cells continue to reproduce and build up.
Without treatment, most people with acute leukemia would live only a few months.
Some types of acute leukemia respond well to treatment, and many patients can be cured.
Sophia is now 14-years-old and she has been in remission since July, 2016.
Here is how her mother describes her:
“Sophia is athletic and has been gifted with a beautiful voice. She loves spending time with her family and friends and going to church.” – Crista
Today’s run was scheduled for 1 to 1.5 hour. After a 9:00 first mile, I had to alternate between 8:15 and 8:45 per mile pace until the final mile, which was supposed to be a 10:00 cool down mile. With yesterday’s 21+ mile run, and the way I felt after it, coupled with the wind advisory we had today, I was SURE I would fail this run.
Here are my 8 mile splits and what they were supposed to be run at in parenthesis; 9:23 (9:00), 8:26 (8:15), 8:36 (8:45), 8:13 (8:15), 8:36 (8:45), 8:01 (8:15), 8:36 (8:45), 8:57 (10:00).
The first 3 miles and final 2 miles were run into the stiff headwind.
Sophia, we got after it today, girl.
Who will you meet tomorrow?