Thank-you both very much for your support and sharing your own stories. It is clear that you have both been through a lot and it is great to hear that you have used running during and after your own cancer treatments. I am also a firm believer in that having an underlying fitness helps you get through those key milestones (radio therapy, chemo therapy and surgery) through the treatment.
Constable, I also know what you mean about those close to you who sometimes are reluctant for you to continue to run through treatment, but as you were advised, I also have the same feedback from my oncologist which was that provided I didn't 'push through any walls' and listened to my body I would ok to keep going.
Early diagnosis for sure it critical (often this is easier said than done but you are absolutely right). In my case the symptoms I had were what I considered to be very mild...thank god in the end I did get it looked at properly and now have a good prognosis. I wish you both all the very best and a happy and healthy life. I am trying to keep my own website up to date with new content (www.runthroughcancer.com) and would be delighted if you continue to read. Once I get myself fully back to fitness then I plan on challenging myself to many more races so may see you there!.
I hear what you are saying Matty about the on-line service being free...however when you are paying 'top dollar' for a GPS watch, I think you should to an extent expect this. Don't get me wrong I still thing the garmin forerunner range is the best out there...it is just a shame that they announce what looks like a really good upgrade on their site in Garmin connect, only to disappoint with the roll out....come on Garmin!
Hi there. On the following link garmin referred to a major make over which is what I was eluding to: http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2014/01/ces-announcement-garmin-connect-redesign-.html#.Uz3IdSe9KSM