So it turns out that I now have a couple of things in common with famous, or should I say notorious, athlete, Lance Armstrong. Cancer diagnosis as a young adult and a love of performance enhancing drugs.
I’m a little bummed, today is my first day without steroids. Yes, there are side effects that make it undesirable to take them long term. But this weekend, even after getting all those nasty chemo meds, I felt good– great, even. Yesterday I rocked out my 5k– well, I ran the whole thing, at least. I feel pretty sure that I’ll make it to the Girls on the Run race in two weeks, but I don’t think I’ll earn any first place prize that will have to be stripped from me later. And the steroids cause me to be a little flush, like I’ve been in the sun or just finished a good workout, which Sally said was perfect for family photos yesterday. I’ll share a few of those here later on, they turned out great!
So today I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop. I’m running a couple of quick errands this morning and then I’ll be ready to hibernate for a few days if I need to.