Training during Turkey week

Last week was Thanksgiving week. Since it was a short week, we had to get in as much exercise in between visiting family, friends and traveling. On Monday after work, Tony and I met up at Burgess Pool (Menlo Park) for an evening swim. I really do appreciate the heated pool. With each week that passes by, the distances get longer …and more fun. Tuesday was our last Team In Training track workout before we headed back to Oxnard for Thanksgiving Holidays. It was a nice little work out before we feasted on all of the delicious Thanksgiving food. After our run, we had our fellow teamate and honoree, Marieke, share her story of how she diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in April of 2006 after a biopsy was done on a lump that she had in her neck for some time. Listening to the stories of Merike and other survirors and training side by side with them really humanizes this experieice and makes it so much more meaningful.

Fellow teamate, Marieke, and honoree share her story of how she diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in April of 2006.

Our fellow teamate and honoree, Marieke, shares her story of how she diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in April of 2006

Afterwards, we headed home and started packing for our thanksgiving trip down to Oxnard. During thanksgiving we had the chance to spend time with family both in La Verne and Oxnard and share with them our participation in the Leukimia and Lymphoma’s Team In Training Program. It’s always great to spead some quality time with loved ones that we haven’t seen in awhile. On Friday, in between chowing down on left over turkey, Tony and I strapped on our ever fashionable latex swim caps snuck in a swim short workout. We found a place to do laps at Ventura Aquatic pool. It was a pretty nice facility, but unlike Burgess heated pool, it was freezing…but totally worth it. By the time we left the pool, there was this pretty sunset (and i just had to take a picture of it).

Donella Tony doing swim laps at the Ventura Aquatic Center. You like our fashionable swim caps?

Donella Tony doing swim laps at the Ventura Aquatic Center. You like our fashionable swim caps?

There was a pretty sunset by the time we left the lap pool.

There was a pretty pinkish purple sunset by the time we left the lap pool.

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