Thursday, March 15, 2012

Moving Again + Reflections

Again I have a million things to post and share but there does not seem to be enough time in the day. School is time consuming and I trying my best to not freak with the work load as well.

Since I finally learned that I had a NEUROMA, my feet have been happy to be moving again. I have been very cautious and trying to ease back into training.

Speaking of training some of you may remember that I signed up for the Eugene Marathon on Jan 1. I had a successful, solid winter training with a group of rock star ladies and thought this would be great! You know to save money and have something to distract me our life circumstance. Well my feet flat refused to run that first week in January and I knew I was in trouble. One week "of rest" turned into three weeks that eventually turned into 7 weeks OFF. Yes, pure torure at the absolute worst time!

So I let go of running Eugene (this year). Do I wish I could run it? Yes!!! I was looking forward to seeing friends and sharing the experience together! "TOGETHER" is really what running is becoming to me. The gift of time with others has become precious and valued!

Unexpectedly through this time of injury and family crisis God has been throwing me little life boats along the way. First came Ulman Cancer Fund!! Amazing..and some of you have already joined my virtual team!! So cool! Let me know if you still want in on the fun! I will be joining the team to Run Across America in LESS than two weeks...WHAT???

Next came Bramble Berry! A super cool company that values being active and making a difference! I will be part of a diverse group of athletes that all have a passion for making it count and running with a purpose!! Bramble Berry has been beyond generous and I excited for this opportunity! Be sure to check out their blog.

FUNNY how EUGENE was for ME...all about ME. Forget that...not the plan, not going to happen...

Then in steps GOD and the amazing people at Ulman and Rev3 and Bramble Berry. Is God giving me opportunities to run with a purpose? Is this the plan? Who will I meet? Will can I touch? Who will touch my life? Maybe this is where he needs me? My hands and feet are His and even though this journey has brought on the deepest pain I have experienced I know there is purpose and God can make all things good.

Thankful to RUN!
P.S. 18 miles last week :)


Suz and Allan said...

What a wonderful attitude to have and I'm sure God is going to send some amazing people your way!

XLMIC said...

You are so beautiful!!!! What a great way to look at everything! I, too, was pretty bummed to let go of Eugene...but also like you, not the right time (this year).

Kris said...

Harmony You Rock!! I love that God has a Plan and He does make ALL things good!! Excited to run with you on the virtual team and I look forward to hearing of your adventures and all the wonderful people you will meet!!

fancy nancy said...

Is it too late to virtually join your team?

I have been doing a devotion this week centered around how God takes pain and what we see as horrible and uses it to bless us and others. It has been so amazing to see so many examples in His word of people who had lost it all and watching how God just pours in the blessings and transforms their life into how He wants it! It's so exciting to see Him working through you!

misszippy said...

Nice, Harmony! It's always hard to let a race go, but it's the gift of running that trumps the race itself. Glad you are back on your feet and that you've found a great purpose for that time!

Meredith said...

Love this, Harm! So glad to see where you are and where you're going. What a blessing to so very many people! Love you!

Rebecca said...

That is super amazing! You're very blessed to have a purpose to run, I'm so excited for you.

Canuck Mom said...

Beautifully written. My father passed from cancer in 2007 and I am a Registered Nurse who has worked with children in the past who were lost to cancer. So when I started back to running I felt God was guding me to utilize my feet for a purpose. I run for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Trust me the journey is a blessing. Cancer changes people's lives and being able to be out there running to help bring change is INCREDIBLE!!