Last night, I found out my Uncle Mike died.
There's a chance some of you are like, Yeesh, Chelsea, what the heck? Isn't that private? Is that really something you want to share on your blog?
If you're new around here, or you think this is too real, I agree.
I desperately wish this wasn't real.
But it is.
Cancer is real.
And yeah, sure, if I didn't talk about it, I'd be sparing myself a few awkward moments of not being sure what to say, or how to act okay when I'm not feeling okay. When I constantly feel like throwing up.
But if I don't say something, I think I might regret it.
Because this is an opportunity to let people know how prevalent, how real, and how evil cancer is; how evil it can be, how evil it was to Mike, and sadly, how evil it will be to more people in the future.
Now I feel even more encouraged to run, raising awareness and raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
I pray that I can keep Mike's spirit in mind, not just throughout my training process with Team in Training, but throughout my entire life.
He was an incredible man, and I'm so thankful for his influence in my life.