A couple firsts for this Cancer Ass Kicking Gal

Wow I have been neglecting this amazing blog and that is bad, bad, bad! Don't worry I am not going to abandon it so please stick with me! So much has been going on and there have been so many firsts for me these days. Therefore, this blog is dedicated to FIRST:

I RAN A 5K


I ran a 5k in honor of those who lost their lives and are currently battling Breast Cancer. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we should all be doing our part in raising awareness. Most people reading this blog know that I do not nor did I ever have breast cancer but instead had 3b cervical cancer. However, many of you do not know that my mother and aunt both battled breast cancer. This is a serious disease and we all need to show support for those who have and are facing it.

This run was also about me though. Since my battle with cancer I have lost all my muscle and a lot of my courage to run.  Thanks to my amazing boyfriend, Bryan, I have been running every day.  Bryan encourage me to to do this run and while it was difficult I felt so amazing when I crossed that finish line.  I did something I thought I could never do after cancer and man does that feel great - IN YOUR FACE CANCER!

I WENT TO A CANCER WORKSHOP

I know it sounds strange but since my diagnosis in February 2007 I have NEVER participated in any type of therapy (individual or group). Yesterday I did participate in a workshop for woman who have battled cancer. All I can say was this experience was amazing and showed me how much I need to work through.  After this experience I would highly suggest workshops for those who are not so interested in private therapy sessions. I met some wonderful men and women and was able to share my experience and hear that I am not alone in the feelings I felt were so strange and hard to express.

I WAS INVITED TO SPEAK AT TWO CONFERENCES

I never thought anyone would want me to speak at a conference so man was I surprised when I was asked to participate in two very impressive conferences.  The first is SITSCATION an amazing two day conference put on by the lovely SITS Girls Next Friday night they are hosting a party/raffle where all proceeds will go to my charity, Spirit Jump.  I am also going to attend the entire conference, learn tons and meet some amazing people.

The second conference I was invited to speak at is Blog World Yes you heard me right Blog World! In 2007 they had 98 Million viewers (attendees + online viewers) and MEAGHAN EDELSTEIN is going to be on a panel. I am so excited about this. I will be on the panel with Drew from I Blame Drew's Cancer, Stand Up To Cancer and Alex's Lemonade Stand.  The panel is set for Thursday 10:00-11:15.

AND....Spirit Jump won 1 of 10 spots for NPO's to participate in Blog World. This means Spirit Jump will be a part of the Expo and have an opportunity to share our mission with over 40,000 attendee's.  We are just beyond excited!

So things have been crazy but with GREAT things!  I can't thank you all for the support you have given me and the guidance as well.  Don't give up on this blog I promise to post more often and share all the things that I can do and be after Kicking Cancer's Ass!

12 comments:

flip flops and pearls said...

I am so thrilled for you girl!! You're awesome!

I am also so excited how SJ has gone gangbusters!! How awesome, praise God!!!

ps- I posted a giveaway on my blog- be sure to enter!
(it's something familiar to you!)

Manic Mother said...

You go girl...so proud of you!

Michelle said...

You go girl!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

It's so inspiring catching up with you. You are amazing.

Somewhere In Between said...

I am so so proud of you! I saw on SITS this morning that they will be doing a raffle for Spirit Jump next weekend and I was so happy for you :) I hope things continue to be amazing for you because you truly are an inspiration!!

Her Preppiness said...

You go girl

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Lots of great things for you on the horizon...and congrats on the 5k! : )

Chrissy said...

Awesome! That's 5K further than I could ever run.

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Man girl you are taking life by the horns and doing some amazing things!!! Who would have thought that a year ago when we "met" that you would be where you are today! CONGRAT'S!!! You deserve it all!!

XO

Racn4acure said...

No way I am giving up on your blog! No way! I just figured you were busy.

A 5K - I am so proud of you! Doesn't it feel amazing when you cross that line as a cancer survivor?

That is great about your speaking at the conferences.
Enjoy the day! Art

cancersucks said...

You go,girl! I met Drew at the Philly LIVESTRONG challenge...and I saw you little miss famous in my cancer cure magazine. Very proud. Keep up the good work and LIVESTRONG.

Yo is Me said...

WOW, DUDE!!!! that's so awesome. i'm so happy for you :)