We are so very excited to share Katrina’s story with you today. Katrina is such an inspiration not only in the gym but in all other aspects of life!
She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 - no family history, 42 years old, very active marathon runner, and super consistent client in our training program.
She underwent a bilateral mastectomy and quickly returned to normal life and from there she didn’t think about breast cancer too much.
In August of 2021 she started having hip pain.
She never related the pain to cancer, she thought maybe she was over training for a an upcoming marathon.
She ran a half marathon in October relatively pain free then another in November but this time in agony.
Mind you - she is the strongest person I know - she still finished.
She thought I had a torn muscle.
After a couple of weeks hobbling around with crutches, I finally saw her PCP and got X-rays and an MRI…
She says she will never forget hearing the news that her cancer had spread to her pelvis and her femur was broken.
She says she nearly fell to the floor in utter shock, pain and disbelief.
Fast forward to today, she underwent surgery to place a titanium rod in the femur to stabilize it, she had 10 rounds of radiation, a couple months of PT, and started taking medication to deplete the cancer’s food source.
Determined not to let this horrible disease take over, she began training again for another half marathon! (number 16!)
Katrina is the most brave, strongest, most positive person we know.
She keeps her focus on the things she can control - like eating well, exercising, and surrounding herself with positive people.
Her motto is you need to be flexible, if you don’t bend, you’ll break.
Katrina - you are amazing and we so so very thankful to have you as part of our incredible community.