Today has been a DAY! I am on RUN ArREST and trying to cool my heels. So no running or cross training, just rest! Of course seems funny timing right after I finally pulled the trigger on MARATHON #3. WHAT?? But I am fine with it...all about perspective right? I am hopeful that it will only put me a week or so behind.
I am working on finding a plan (totally not my strength) but I really liked running 4days in my last training cyle. (Props to Coach Tall Mom) so that is what I am working towards.
Today has been emotional and made me start thinking about the amazing way women connect and just get it. I have been so blessed in life with amazing friends. I have been continually amazed at how through this blog women have reached out to me. So many of you have gone out of your way to "love" on me. New friends sharing scripture notes, emails, small gifts, and best of all prayers. Too many to list!!
Today my new friend Jill @ Striving to Stay the Course did something that warmed my heart.
HUGE REMINDER how powerful we can be...one action can impact, touch, inspire and change another.
I have been trying to email and connect with the race organizers of the Girlfriends Half Marathon. I was registered and signed up to run the race this past October BUT that is when my life changed and my husband was diagnosed. So I did not go or run. I was HOME with my husband trying to catch my breath and process what had just happend. How did it all change so fast?
Anyways I haven't had much luck connecting with organizers. Jill took it upon herself to connect with them and make sure they were getting my emails and supported my request, which was to PLEASE transfer my registration to 2012.
When Jill told me she thought that this may all work out the tears just came. I was actually in the eye doctor and just couldn't stop crying. I mean how could this girl that I only "know" through bloggy land take up my cause and "get it".
It really is not about the race, it is about holding on to the dream and hope of getting to the start line of that race or any race with my friends and loved ones around me. That would mean...clean scans for my husband, healing and God's hand in getting us through this storm. We so badly want a sense of normal and the ability to breathe again.
As I tried to sort through it I just came back to how much God loves me. So as to not sound corny, but I love my "Sisters in Christ". There is a connection,when you connect with another follower of Christ. Sometimes your souls just click. I have "sisters" around the country, all due to this blog and sisters close by that I know are HERE for me as I am here for them! All who have similar hearts longing for God...and in this case MILES as well.:) AMAZING!!
Being able to share scripture, pray and understand where my HOPE comes from is a gift and really has been so helpful in getting me through this time.
So thank you Sisters! Keep it up! Loving, supporting and encouraging one another! It's worth it!