Lowcountry Race for the Cure

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This is what the 2018 Team Rack Attack looked like. Just a handful of us who joined up together today to do the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure.

It was my first event. I would have loved to have participated last year, but I was chemo sick so it just wasn’t in the cards. But it’s all good because I got to do it this year and fundraise for a cause I support – hope for a world without breast cancer.

Team Rack Attack did so well with donations that we earned a tent with breakfast and treats for being within the top five. There were some yummy breakfast burritos and biscuits from Triangle Char & Bar, Starbucks coffee, and cupcakes from Cupcake Down South. So amazing of those sponsors to do all that. I wasn’t expecting any rewards for raising money, so it was a very cool surprise. We got to decorate our special little tent space, and that was fun. (It’s still not too late to donate, you can click the “Race for the Cure” menu tab and follow the instructions.)

We pinked ourselves out and had a great time. I’m looking forward to seeing what next year brings!

On a different note: I’m sick! I started feeling it on Wednesday last week – lots of sneezing and coughing up crud, also a sore throat. That stayed with me for the rest of the week until I woke up feeling horrible Friday. I managed okay today, but was exhausted. After the walk, I went home and napped, and when I woke up the sore throat and body aches were present. I’m hoping it’s just exhaustion from a super busy week, but I’m laying low and drinking tea the rest of tonight and tomorrow.

Why “Rack Attack”?

Some have asked about my team name for the 2018 Race for the Cure. First of all, I’m whacky, so you know I’m not going to have a normal team name.

Again, I consulted Google for names (because while I am whacky, I’m not very creative or original when it comes to naming stuff). So I found a bunch of silly names, some of which I will absolutely utilize in the future.

“Rack Attack” stood out because I was a 90s child! And what TV show was huge in the 90s? That’s right, Saved by the Bell. And what was the band name in Saved by the Bell? Zack Attack! So, it was obvious to me what I should choose for my first goofy team name.

Next year will be something different, as will the year after that, and so on.

If you want to walk with Team Rack Attack, or make a donation, or buy a t-shirt, click here! The t-shirt order will close around the first of September, but registrations and donations will be around longer!

Race for the Cure

I mentioned in a previous post that I’m putting a team together for the Lowcountry Race for the Cure. Here are the details:

Why am I racing for the cure? It’s one thing to wear pink ribbons and talk about supporting a cause. It’s another to do something about it. That’s why I decided to show that I’m More Than Pink™ by racing for the cure and raising funds in support of Komen’s vision of a world without breast cancer.

Saturday, September 22, 2018
7:00 Race Village Opens
8:30 Walk Begins

Location:

Riverfront Park
1061 Everglades Ave.
N. Charleston, SC  29405

To join Team Rack Attack or to make a donation, click here.

  • To register: when you click the above link to go to the website, you can choose “register” (pink button at the top) and then “join a team.” The team name is Rack Attack.

To purchase a shirt, click here.

  • I will be placing the shirt order around September 1st, so please place your order before then. The shirts will be delivered to me and I will distribute before or on race day.

Here is the graphic that will be on the back side of the t-shirt. The front will have the team name and date over the left breast pocket.

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Please consider sharing this with your friends and family so we can build our team and raise lots of money for breast cancer support and research!

Is it hot in here?

Yowza! The last two weeks, the hot flashes episodes were off the charts. I even checked my temperature one night just to make sure I wasn’t overlooking a fever. They’re like how they were when I was going through chemo.

During the first few cycles of the Lupron, the hot flashes were just that…flashes. I’d blink and then they were gone. I thought they were a piece of cake. Ha. Hahahaha.

I should have known better. Nothing about life with C was easy, why should anything after C be easy?

I have an appointment with Dr YB tomorrow, so I’ll talk hot “flash” management with him then. That and sleep. I’ve had a heck of a time falling asleep this last week, which I don’t believe is related to the hot flashes since they don’t necessarily occur together. I forget what number my infusion cycle is tomorrow, but I know it’s close to the end. I want to say I have one or two more after this.

I also have an appointment with Dr H tomorrow. I’ll get drained again. I know this because I can tell there’s extra juice in my abdomen. Yay.

I’m restarting my clean eating tomorrow, and exercise, I’m looking forward to fueling my body with stuff that’s good for me again. I felt so good, physically, when I was eating clean before the surgery, and I wish I could have kept up with it post-surgery, but my appetite was just so off that I felt like I needed to just eat what I could.

Also, I’m creating a team and registering for the local Komen Race for the Cure. I’ll post the details here once I’ve got it all together, in case anyone is interested in joining or supporting the efforts. It’ll be Saturday, September 22.