Tuesday, July 27, 2010

18 & 17 Weeks Out

I'm still trying to figure out how to find the fire I had.  Perhaps it will come back as I walk more regularly again.  I need to work to find it again.  I need to get back in the habit of walking regularly.  I think this is my "57th mile" of my training journey.  I need to dig deep and reconnect with my inspiration for doing this in the first place.  I need to focus on the people I am walking for.  I need to focus on what my doing this walk is about for me.  I need to believe that I can get beyond my injury and actually do this walk.

More miles.  A little work towards this every day.  I'm thinking of what my mom faced when she was diagnosed and what she has dealt with since.  I'm thinking of other friends who have faced and beaten cancer. I'm thinking of those who were not so lucky and did not beat their cancer or who are currently losing thier battles.  Hope is why I'm doing this.  I have hope that we can save more lives and spare more families from feeling the fear of the unknown, and heartache of loss. 

I had a great 3 mile walk last Friday.  No pain, and it felt so good to be walking.  I'm hoping to start on the 16 week training schedule this upcoming week!

Training: 3 miles in 58 minutes on treadmill
Total miles to date: 229.4

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

19 Weeks Out

OK, I'm starting to panic a little with the countdown into teen numbers.  I know that 19 weeks is going to go by sooooo incredibly quickly!  This summer is slipping away!  The good news is that I only have one more physical therapy appointment and I am practically pain free.  The good news is that I've done a mile walk and while there were aches, there was NO PAIN!  The bad news is that I haven't yet tried anything longer than 1 mile, but that will come.

I'm feeling more positive this week than I did last week.  I've met my minimum and then some in my fundraising, although I'd still like to hit that $5000 mark.  My training involving actual walking of miles will start up again soon if all goes well.

So that's my brief update!  Hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far.

Friday, July 2, 2010

20 Weeks Out - I never expected it to be a walk in the park

Wow, 20 weeks from right now, I will have finished the first day of walking for the San Diego 3-Day for the Cure.  I'm excited about that, but I have a ways to go before I get there.

I'm trying to recapture the momentum I had before my plantar fascitis sidelined me.  My enthusiasm has flagged.  Even getting out to swim has been difficult for me.  I'm OK with being in this space right now.  This is part of the journey as much as the early excitement is.  I have no doubt that once my foot has recovered, once I have had a chance to catch my breath from the busy-ness of the end of the school year, that I will begin an upswing again. 

There may be other obstacles that I will face.  I say, bring it on!  I never expected this to be a walk a park.  I didn't know exactly what this year would bring for me, but I knew it would have ups and downs.  I'm keeping my eyes on where I want to go and working with where I am.  I'm so glad that I'm on this journey and so grateful for all of you who are my support and making it possible.