Thursday, April 08, 2010
There are times that it's hard to know what to share or what to say. This is one of those times. I have two friends that are battling cancer. Her battle is with the disease itself- because it's not her first battle- she has fought it before, but it keeps coming back. For him, it's watching his wife summon the strength to fight this monster yet again and to know that he can't fight it for her or with her- just give her support.
She's in the hospital now and family has gathered. There's not much the doctor's can do for her, except make her "comfortable". To which the cynic in me says "what's comfortable about cancer?"
I've fought my own battle... deciding what to share on here and not wanting to invade their privacy by posting about it... but then the power of prayer hits me and I'm making a plea for those that read this, to keep them in their thoughts... because even though I don't know what to say or how to say it, I know enough to say "help me"...
Monday, March 08, 2010
I've found my inner Spark. I hit that A-HA moment when it all became crystal clear... where the motivation and drive that I seemed to be seeking was found within myself.
I've found a way to keep myself on a workout schedule, to train not only for fitness, but for enedurance and strength and flexibility.
I've found a way to say "no" to the foods that I'd eat simply because they were there and say "yes" to the foods that I should eat, but sometimes don't seem worth the bother.
I've found the fun in exercise, the inner joy in completing something I've set out to do and while I've never quite managed that runner's high, I've reached the point where I no longer am forcing myself to do it.
Finally, I'm saying Finders Keepers- because I don't intend on letting any of these things slip away from me!!!
Friday, March 05, 2010
I've not said too much about a friend of mine who's son is struggling with Ewing's Sarcoma, but I feel the need to share this in case someone can make it.
JJ has been through two surgeries and radiation and chemo treatments. He has lost part of his pelvis, most of his left hip and has a long fight ahead of him with additional surgeries and treatment.
Friends are having a benefit spaghetti dinner (with 50/50raffle) at the Dawg House Bar and Grill on 35965 Groesbeck Hwy in Clinton Township (between 15 and 16 Mile). There will be live bands. For more information call 586-791-2773.
You may have heard about this on local radio stations... if you aren't able to make it, please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Monday, March 01, 2010
It's March first and it's already off to a crazy start. Work continues to keep me busy and with class winding down at college I've already starting writing their final exam- look at me planning ahead. I'm not about to shove my fitness time aside, so I'm putting it on the planner with all those sporting events, band concerts, etc that always seem to come on full force now.
It's time too, for me to decide on the length of the race I'll do for the Detroit Marathon... full? doubt it, in no condition to condition for that... half? more manageable I'm thinking, but still unsure.... maybe by St Paddy's Day I'll decide.
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