Wow, this has certainly been quite the week. At 41 years old…I gotta tell you that I thought I had a pretty good handle on who I was. But, this is the kind of week that teaches you more about yourself then you probably thought you’d wanna know. I have certainly learned a lot. Actually, that’s a lie…I’ve learned two things:
1. When I set my mind to it, I can accomplish almost anything…and I can be proud of myself!
To put this into perspective, and if you’ve read some of my other blogs, you already know that my journey with my health is a tumultuous one. But despite this I am beyond proud of what I have been able to accomplish (thats not always been easy for me to say). I’m also continually impressed by what I accomplish when I lace up a pair of sneakers. Earlier in the week I was notified that I had been chosen to be a Digital Champion Ambassador for the 2014 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. It is the 25th anniversary this year and I am honoured to train and run alongside a team of inspiring and dedicated individuals. This is my accomplishment and getting here makes me proud!
2. When I set my mind to it, sometimes it doesn’t work out…and dammit I’m still proud!
Still riding on an emotional high it was only a few short days later when I got news…you know the kind….the kind that kicks you in the stomach and sucks the wind right out of ya…and when you’re doubled over in pain it laughs in your face. I’m not gonna say that I didn’t have a moment. The “poor me” moment. Cause I certainly did. Then I laughed back! With my friends and family close I feel more grateful then ever and I am still friggen proud of myself!
The next four months will be spent training tirelessly in anticipation of another accomplishment. I’m chasing 42.2 kms at my first STWM! Now tell me thats not a HUGE (ya, I’m proud already). Here’s information on the 2014 Digital Champions:
Be sure to check out their inspirational stories and follow their training. Follow my blog for weekly updates on my training…its bound to be an interesting summer of lessons!
Oh, and REGISTER ALREADY!!