(archive: September 2015.)
My cancer journey has given me a "new normal" My journey continues. My last surgery was 6 weeks ago. My new normal includes. Following my heart. Making decisions based on joy and...seeking happiness. I'm doing this for me. Let's see what this body can do.
This nice notice from MapMyFitness was in my inbox this morning:
This email may cause spontaneous fist pumps!
Congrats on your 350th workout!
You've logged 350 workouts since you joined MapMyFitness.
We think that's pretty epic, and you should too.
Keep up the great work.
THAT feels good, but there is more work to do. I'm going to commit to my second marathon. My FIRST marathon since before being diagnosed with breast cancer. It seems that I had forgotten what it feels like to be an athlete during the last 4 years, I've been taking it easy. Still running but "accepting my new normal" of nursing my body...of a 12+ minute mile instead of a 9.5 minute mile. The "new normal" of re adjusting my expectations of what my body can do. And even though I ran several times a month, I have not really felt like a "runner" .....not felt like myself......during the last 4 years.
Time for all of that to change.
My new message from MapMyFitness should say:
30 weeks to train!
Only 150 workouts to go!
Only 566 miles left to log!
Set your eyes on the goal!
YOU can do it!
I signed up for the PARIS Marathon exactly 3 weeks ago and have 25 miles complete. Onward!!!!!