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Run Lipstick Chemo by Jamie Holloway, Washington, D.C.

“Diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma as a toddler, I avoided running all through my school years like the plague, armed with my handy doctor’s note excusing me from such exertion. But after having kids, I began to realize that running was one of the few workout options that easily fit into my family’s schedule. I read a review of the book Run Like a Mother and devoured it as soon as my copy arrived, laughing and nodding my head as I poured over the pages. The book was a motivator for me. I’d set big, new running goals before I’d even finished. Running makes me feel strong and accomplished. As I power through something I’d never imagined it could do, it’s as if I’ve conquered my own body.”

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Jamie’s advice for runners going through chemo…
“Everyone is different, but for many runners, there’s no reason to abandon running once chemo starts. You probably won’t go as far, as fast or as frequently as you had before. That’s okay! Nothing made me feel like more of a hardcore runner than taking to the trails with a smile on my face and no hat covering my bald head!”

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Team WR represents the Women's Running staff and community behind the magazine and womensrunning.com. The team was created in July 2014 when Women's Running underwent its first re-design since it debuted in 2009. Collectively, Team WR has run everything, from marathon, to half, to novelty runs, to ultras, to 10K and 5K races, to obstacle events, to triathlons.