“It’s important for me to step on the starting line even if I’m not kicking everyone’s ass. I’m doing my best, and that’s what my story is about.” – Me, to Me (the @runnersworldmag article) . In the midst of one of the busiest and most stressful weeks of my life, I made it to another starting line (& finish line) last night! Again, I feel there is a disconnect between how my training is going and how my racing is going, but there is NO way I can’t consider my 6th place finish progress. I will build on the fact that I was able to engage with the race more naturally and exhibit some “fight” in the last quarter. I still want more performance-wise, and I do believe I will have a race that I’ll be more satisfied with in the next two weeks. It’s looking like I’ll get to race two more 1500s before starting chemotherapy on May 30/31, and then I’ll see how I feel and maybe try for a race or two during my first cycle. My goal is still to qualify for USA Champs ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ in the 1500m. It’s lofty but I believe. ðŸ’ª . Thank you to my MANY supporters who came out to cheer last night, it was so heartwarming. ðŸ’ž You guys made me feel like a champ even though I was far from first. . ðŸ“¸: Scott A. Schneider
MINNEAPOLIS (USA): Gabe Grunewald has delayed her chemotherapy so she can continue racing with an aim to qualify for the US Championships in Sacramento next month, informs the Charlotte Observer. “I’m trying to keep my life normal, and not let cancer dictate everything I do. So I’m just taking it a week at a time, one race at a time, just trying to live as much of my life as I can in a meaningful way,” she said. Grunewald will compete at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene and the Adidas Boost Boston Games .
RunBlogRun opines: We have always respected Gabby Grunewald. We keep her in our thoughts and prayers every day. But most of all, she has our respect.