This was just about a year ago. I am on the left. It was my first 5K since my heart stuff. The event was benefiting Heart Disease. It was an emotionally overwhelming day. I will never forget my dear friend standing by my side for every moment. I met survivors I met families of loved ones that were given their angel wings too soon. My friend understood why it was so important for me to be there. She understood what so many did and still have not. She understood that having your heart broken hurts. But your heart literally breaking? It’s a long challenging journey of being hurt. Again. And again. You will fall countless times, just so you can do the one thing in life that truly makes you feel alive. To run again. That day I was worried I would make it to the finish line. Today I started Day 1 of training for a half marathon. And I am ever so grateful to my heart doc for everything he has done. He along with one hell of a determined woman (me) is why I am where I am today.
Well, I am off to get cozy, have a glass of wine and call it a night. My heavens am I sore. The kind of sore that reminds me I left my comfort zone. Oh! How does one buy new running shoes with an overwhelming emotional attachment to her old ones?! She buys the same exact ones as her old ones. Problem solved! Stay tuned for Half Marathon Training Day 1.
Until then, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!