Saturday, August 31, 2013

Giving and Receiving

I have posted several blogs with the mention of my 60 miles in 3 days. Time is passing quickly and the  training log this past week called for two long walks (18 miles on Wed and 15 on Thur). Now, you need to understand that I live about 600 miles from the home of the walk and 200 miles from the closest walker. So my training walks have required me keeping myself motivated over the past 6 months. 

I have written previously of how the people I've met and their stories or the stories of the ones they  love have given me the boost I have needed on different days... The "ping" on my phone announcing "you have a donation"... Cars passing with horns honking and a thumbs up or wave from the driver.
I have gathered names of those who are currently or are or in the past have fought their battle with the 'Big C' and will honor each by walking the 60 miles with their names on my shirt. All of these have given renewal to my commitment and a new spring in my step at a time when I needed it most.                                                                                                          

A post on my team Facebook page this morning will sustain me to the end of the walk:
 "So here's something cool I need to share with everyone. While at my doc for chemo yesterday, the woman that does all the insurance checks comes to me with an email. It states that through the Susan G. Komen foundation, breast cancer patients are entitled to $300 to go towards medical bills, child/elder care due to treatments, wigs, medical equipment, etc. I was stoked, knowing that I've done three walks myself and now the money I helped raise is coming back to me Truly, what goes around, comes around! 

I can say without hesitation that my life will forever be changed by a commitment I made in February of this year to turn two very difficult times in my life to positives!  Check out  Overcoming Obstacles

What is it in your life that you can choose to do that will forever make you a better, stronger person?

Walking Strong Because Everyone Deserves a Lifetime

the picture I shared from the internet

1 comment:

  1. I admire your bravery in tackling such a long walk. I pray for healing for you.
    All the best,