RunLizRun.com - Liz's newest marathon

 

RunLizRun.com

Tempe, Arizona
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences; all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
 
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Our marathon runner:
  Liz Itter
  Tempe, Arizona

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Running for the Stars
Liz is a marathoner - and life is never a Sprint. This journey is just a litte tougher and maybe a little longer than most. It is important to us that all of you are able to share this long run. Many of you have trained with Liz, or joined her on marathons run across the USA. This is a marathon where Liz will reach further than ever before - all the way to the stars. Stay with us...we've got a lot more running to do.

Liz has written about her Cancer Journey, which started a year ago. It's a powerful bit of writing, as she goes into detail about the symptoms and pains and treatments and worries and uncertainties...and hopes. Click here to read it, but be forewarned it's a very honest portrayal of this, her most challenging marathon of all.


We will be posting a status in the area below periodically under News Updates. You can submit a message that will be forwarded to Liz by clicking on the link above or at the bottom of this page. If you don't hear back from her right away it doesn't mean she feels too bad to write - it may be simply that she's too busy living life at the moment!

news updates

20-February-09 - Latest Update to Liz's remarkable Cancer Journey posted

Read more from Liz and her latest update on her Cancer Journey: Click here.

15-November-08 - Pics from the UNDY 5000

Team Lizzy showed up to mark the FIRST annual Arizona UNDY 5000. Attendance broke records for a first-time UNDY 5000 event - 1,250 came to make a difference. Every 9 minutes a balloon was released to draw attention to the statistic--that every 9 minutes someone dies of colon cancer! Click here to see the pictures of Team Lizzy at the UNDY5000

 

Click here for previous news updates

guest messages

Click Here to submit a message with your own thoughts, best memories, ideas, prayers.


11/26: From Joe

Hi Lizzy,

I love your web page Liz. Your Spirit has touched me by looking at your beautiful site and reading and watching all your videos. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

11/25: From Ron and Wendy, Ft Mill, SC

Great to see you this weekend and thanks for the loan of the chairs - they were lifesavers! It was good to spend a little time with you and your Mom and enjoy Arizonian hospitality. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

7/24: From Kiersten

Dear Liz - Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful birthday celebration this weekend. I am looking forward to seeing you and celebrating your life next weekend. Take care - with love - Kiersten

1/18: From Janet O'Malley, Austin, TX

Liz - I just visited your site after you shared the link with me on The Colon Club board (this is JOM - thanks for sharing your knowledge for my brother-in-law) and I am in awe of your story, your site, and how much life you have! Very inspirational to all!!! Thanks for sharing.

1/11: From Jodi Watson, Draper, UT

Hi Liz,

I just read your story on your website. What an amazing person you are. Absolutely amazing. What strikes me is your great attitude and beautiful smile.

I was just diagnosed with thyroid cancer in November and will not have to endure nearly the amount of trauma that you have gone through. One day at a time, right?!

Thank you for being an inspiration to me.

12/3: From Ron Horton, Charlotte, NC

This weekend we ran the Victory Junction Gang Half Marathon. You can see pictures here. It is a great race for a great cause, Victory Junction Gang Camp was started by the Petty family of NASCAR fame and benefits chronically ill children. I thought about the struggle those kids go through and the strength they and their family must have - but then, I've already seen that strength in you and your family. I also have seen the way your family cares for others, from here to Africa. That caring comes back to you, as so many of us are still lifting you up in our prayers for continued recovery and healing so that one day all of this is just a collection of "do you remember when?" stories. Keep that walking training going, RnR isn't that far away!

11/1: From Carol Wilson, Charlotte, NC

Dear Liz,

Ron just told me about your site. I am numb to think about all you have endured. I thank God that it looks as though you now have good hope for the future.

He says you read my site (http://www.carolwilsonupdate.blogspot.com/) as well. Then you know that I got off way easier than you did, but my prognosis isn't so good. God knows! Your long journey with getting a diagnosis makes me wonder whether they've really got mine right after all. (They said "primary peritoneal ovarian type" but never anything more specific.) Anyway, after 44 chemo treatments, we're back to the drawing board since the CA 125 numbers are up to 354. Still, I feel well. Go figure! God is good.

Your story is amazing. I'm glad Ron told me about it.

10/19: From Barbara Parker-Sanders, San Antonio/Laredo

I'm so excited...I decided yesterday morning to join your mom in the 13 mile walkathon....don't know how to train but will learn this next week. Roger Soler(Soler Sports),our running guru will help me! Last time I talked to him some thieves had stolen all his running shoes...dirty rats!
I love it that you're doing so well...that's my candle on your web page from Texas. I love your sig. too

 

[Webmaster note: The response to Joyce's request to light a candle for Liz has been simply overwhelming. To keep this home page small enough to load quickly, we've moved LOTS of candle pictures to the Archive pages - just click on the link below to see so many expressions of love and prayer from all around the world. We will still keep the most current messages on the Home Page].

click here to view archived guest messages from September and before

Run Liz Run bracelets available

These bracelets are in teal, the color of ovarian cancer support. If you would like one,
just click here to send me an email, be sure to include your snail mail address, and we'll get it to you asap!


We are now including all current posts on this page,
including those who run or Walk for Liz

click here to see past Run For Liz reports
(or bike, swim, walk, hike, bowl, whatever...)

 

 

important links

Click on the image above to go to www.coveryourbutt.org

music


The song that is playing is "Perfect Time " by
Maire Brennan. It was posted by Tom, Liz's brother - who wrote this: As always, keep those candles lit against the darkness of Fear. Trusting in Love, however it is you conceive it, keep one palm toward the sky or mother earth, and the other toward Liz.. 


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Maire Brennan - Perfect Time

Believe me
I'm not afraid
Teach me
To learn your ways
Carry me
Under your wings
In your perfect time

Only you
Can dreams come true
Only you
Can make me shine
Only you
Can days be right
In your perfect time

I know You told me that I'm not alone
You know I couldn't do it on my own
See my eyes are older now
Broken dreams behind
Fill my heart with precious love
I know it's there to find

Believe me
I'm not afraid
Teach me
To learn your ways
Carry me
Under your wings
In your perfect time

Only you
Can dreams come true
Only you
Can make me shine
Only you
Can days be right
In your perfect time

precious love
You gave me
precious love
I know forgiveness is the key not pride
I want to heal this pain I hold inside
Free my fears and promise me
That you won't let me go
You're the one to comforrt me
The past my God You know

Believe me
I'm not afraid
Teach me
To learn your ways
Carry me
Under your wings
In your perfect time

Only you
Can dreams come true
Only you
Can make me shine
Only you
Can days be right
In your perfect time

 

 

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