Cancer is an ugly, unpredictable, unfair, and unjust thing.
It spares no one regardless of age, gender, or social status.
Those who have faced cancer, past & present are warriors, fighters, champions.
"How are you all doing? Hope that 2010’s challenges and obstacles are few and easily manageable. Be sure to celebrate each day….whatever it brings!" Warrior.
I thought about the instantaneous sinking feeling that hit me last month when I heard that one of my oldest friends was diagnosed with Stage-3 cancer at the age of 31, just a month older than me.
I thought about asking over for a glass of wine for my birthday and then wondering if she was allowed in to drink with her diagnosis. Her response with the great sense of humor that she has always had, "I'm 31 with stage-3 throat cancer, of course I can, the rules are out the window now." Fighter.
So with my girls, Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, Rihanna, and Adele keeping the beat for me, I started to run.
Each loop around the track was 1/4 of a mile...my monthly goal is a 5k (3.1 miles) - 13 laps around the track, grabbing a paperclip each time I made a loop to track my distance.
I can't lie, I'm good for about 1/6 of a mile running a time and then I'm done...but it's a start.
Bucket list item #10- run a full marathon. 26.2 miles.
I might be in my retirement by the time I get that done, but I WILL do it.
With all the warriors, fighters, and champions I have been privileged to meet and know, I just can't sit back and let life pass me by.
I will make the most out of the hours and days that have been given to me.