When I got back to the US, the very first thing I did was visit my sweet niece. At the time she was on her very last day at the rehab hospital! (If you missed her story, read here.)
On Monday she, my twinnie and I will be heading to Chicago for 6 weeks. She will be starting radiation and chemo treatments, and they invited me to go along.
I am beyond excited! I'm so glad I get to be there with both of them as they face this new challenge.
We'll be staying in a Ronald McDonald house. Which is SO cool, because they are the one's I raised funds for and ran the Chicago marathon for 4 years ago! Never could I imagine that someday my family would be needing their services.
The house we'll be staying in is absolutely beautiful. Twinnie said they have a big freezer stocked with free ice cream for the guests. She said volunteers bring in lunch and dinner, so there is always lots of delicious food.
This is only a problem because since March I've lost 17.5 lbs., and I still have 20 to go! I can't be gaining it all back in 6 weeks. With access to all the ice cream I want...this will be hard!!
And of course I'm excited about exploring the area, and finding places to run. We'll actually be about 30 minutes outside of Chicago, but it's just a short train ride away if we want to go downtown.
Next time you hear from me, I'll be in the Windy City!