Oww my knee hurts......

I did a six mile run in an hour today and my knee was a little sore and I had a blister on my left foot so of course I got all whiny about it and felt sorry for myself and then I read this story....

Challenger of the Week: Kristie Cranford
For Kristie Cranford, running was always just a way to stay in shape for other sports. But after she was diagnosed with melanoma at age 27, it became her lifeline, a way to deal with the anger at the diagnosis—a salve for the sense of aloneness she felt.

Cranford started running faster, eating better—swapping fast food for whole foods—and started losing weight. “Running and eating [right] helped me to feel more in control of something that I had no control over,” she says. “I knew that I was probably going to have cancer again. I needed to have the strong foundation to fight it.”
Indeed, the next year, Cranford was diagnosed with breast cancer, and then cervical cancer the year after that. Since then, she’s had nine more cancerous lesions removed from her skin—including some areas that the sun never saw.
Cranford ran her first half-marathon in 2:43, and she took 35 minutes off her time in her second attempt at the distance. Last year, she joined the Runner’s World Challenge to train for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon—her first, cramming in her 20-milers on the treadmill in the middle of the night.
Suddenly I don't feel so sorry for myself anymore. Suddenly feeling pretty grateful for my awesome life, sore knee, blister and all. Sometimes we all need to be reminded how great we have it.


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