When we came home after Eric's death I honestly didn't know what to do with myself. My job had dissolved the dept. I had worked for so I had no job and no longer had the routine of spending my days in a hospital. So....I started working out. I found a job. Then I got a flyer for TEAM In Training, I decided to go to a meeting. That meeting changed my life. From that day on, I began training to run a marathon in memory of Eric. No, Eric did not have cancer but he did go through Chemo and had a bone marrow transplant so I could relate to what other people were going through who were helped by TEAM In Training. That was key...I could relate. I didn't need a shoulder to cry on...I did enough crying on my own. What I needed was someone to grab my hand and say.."let's go" and that's what TEAM In Training did for me. They also gave me the final push I needed to do a triathlon! I completed my first triathlon in July 2010.
If you are interested, here is a good resource for bare foot running. A good source for beginning training.
Even better....check out this link.... http://www.teamintraining.org/ne/ find a chapter near you!