Happy New Year! I am happy and thankful for each day of 2012 but I am not sad to see it go. I think I will pass on a recap. Long story short...it was tough, really tough.
Chemo and nights away at the hospital have begun and will not let up for the next six months. It almost too overwhelming to even process. Based on the ups and downs of last year I knew I needed something positive to focus on. Depression and darkness can slip in and set up camp so easily. So I decided to go big and signed up for the Eugene Marathon. I have definitely have mixed reviews on this but I am still going for it.
These lovely ladies met me diligently last winter almost every weekend. My husband was diagnosed in October and having these weekly runs to cry and share really carried me through some tough times. Quads will be heading to Eugene as well to run the half.
strong lady as well.
If you are new to running, walking or flat moving I highly suggest finding some buddies. Those relationships quickly becomes more than a work out or a run. My running buddies have been there for me when "running/life" conditions were at their worst. So as I move into 2013 I am looking forward to not giving up, reaching out and reaching up!
Eugene will come and go and I will either be there or I won't. As I debated on signing up and talking with my husband knowing that we already have a very full plate...as always he encouraged me. He said, "What do you have to lose?" When I look at it that way the choice seemed simple. Running is fun. Running gives me time with God. Running gives me time alone. Running lets me share my life with friends. I pray that I will be able to run, spend time with friends, ad refuel my body and heart each day I am able to run. If that is not possible or if life throws us another curve ball then we will deal with it. Taking care of my family and my husband will be my priority as we cling to hopes of healing and health as we fight through each day. This will be a big job but I am choosing faith over fear on this one! Hope you will join me! I know many bloggers will be running Eugene. Let me know if I should keep an eye out for you or send ya some encouragemet during your training! Don't hesitate to make today count...what do you have to lose?