I completed my Trick-Or-Treat Trot today in 62 minutes! Not only that... The hubs joined me!
I felt so supported. He told me that he's proud of me, proud of how determined I am, and proud of how far I've come, given my physical challenges this past year. It meant the world to hear those words.
And the best part?
We did our trot from beginning to end in the rain!!!
As we started to head out, it started sprinkling. Hubs turned to me and said, "You still want to do this?" I said, "Absolutely. Let's go."
Then when the rain got a bit heavier, I started thinking, "Oh, no. Maybe this wasn't such a good idea." Doubt began to set in, much like has happened in my life when the going has gotten tough. The parallels between the rainstorm and the challenges in my own life became crystal clear at this point.
Then the rain came full blast. My fierce woman attitude took over, and the only words I could keep repeating in my mind were, "Bring it!"
Hubs and I kept looking at each other, at first, smiling and then full-blown laughing. We were transformed into two little kids having fun in the rain. It was one of those beautiful moments that comes along in the most unexpected way.
My husband's words of encouragement today coupled with the rain we plowed through became total validation for me -- validation that I can and will continue to persevere, to pursue wellbeing and healing, to continue learning and attempting, and to make every effort to live my best life.
I'm so glad I found this virtual 5k race and training program. It has helped to strengthen me in so many different ways. I really needed this. Thank you, SP. And thank you, my SparkFriends. Your support gets me through -- little by little, step by step.