Here we go again, another month has begun and another month has just passed by….flew by actually. August was full of activity for me. Wish it was all running and active outside sweating sessions but not all of it was.
My little started school again so lots of running around for that and getting him ready. Then going through so many challenges….currently trying to get more help with more doctors and then my unfortunate fall that it’s making things so difficult.
I have my goals in mind so between the fall, the seizures, the hospital stay and not being able to walk for 2 weeks really affected everything. But I think by now you know how I work. I have gone running a few times since being diagnosed with fiber neuropathy and it has been hard, I won’t lie. Walking at times is a problem.
I suffer from numbness, pain, and just plain ‘ol no feeling. My leg buckles when I am hurting a lot so I have to take it easy but it’s OK. I just dial it back or cut it short. I never see my diseases as a form of a loss. Yes, I can’t run as often as I’d like, but that doesn’t mean I have to be down and out about it. I just wait for the days that I can and embrace them. I just think of the people who would give anything to be able to run on my “bad days” so I think of them.
Life is waaay to short to spend it wishing and dwelling on things that make you unhappy. So I run and enjoy the thing that make me happy while I can. While my body is falling apart, my heart, mind and soul aren’t! Running is my thing. Running is my love and my joy of life. Being able to look at my wall of accomplishments and see all the medals I have earned and go back and think what I went through to earn them, makes it all worth it.
For August, I didn’t get the miles I was hoping for, but that is OK. Considering everything I’ve gone through this month, 74.61 miles isn’t too shabby 😉 I will take it and keep moving forward because that is what I do best. I am happy with what I got. I am currently doing the Run The Edge Amerithon Challenge. I am doing it all alone and doing well. Just over 1,000 miles in and I am taking my time. My goal is to finish. I got this!
I will continue to keep putting one foot in front of the other and never giving up. Lots of obstacles ahead for September but nothing I can’t handle. My goal is to get back to mileage over 100 for the month again. I think I can do it. =)