Monday, August 20, 2012
The old song says, "You can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself!"
But I have to say a close second was seeing the grin on my doctor's face... two years ago, and again last year, when we had our annual visit.
Since last year, my medical history has changed... I now have a sister who is a cancer survivor... at last's year's appointment I was still saying no family history of cancer. And this year we discovered my allergy to penicillin... which was humorous even while being very uncomfy and put my training plans back a ways.
BUT the important thing is that we got past that. I'm really pleased that I got past that side track, back in the training swing and finished what I set as goals for myself. Recovery from illness or injury is one of the great lessons of life. We have to get up at the end and keep going, and keep being patient with our bodies through reality.
I'm looking forward to fulfilling the rest of the year's planned events, too, and especially that big trip in November to run ... in Florida ... with Marsha.
Of course, she's had a side-track, too, with a foot injury. So it is my hope and prayer that she is able to recover from that and come back to train. And Marsha, even if we WALK each step of the way, we WILL finish. Recovery comes first. Achievement of goals follows.
So, have I done it? Pleased myself? Yeah, I'd have to say that I have.