Monday, October 11, 2010

Baby Steps

This morning, I did it. I jogged 2.75 miles. Of course it took me a while - 30 minutes to be exact, but I did it. When I first finished my run, I was a wee bit disappointed because it "took me so long", and then I laughed at myself.

"So long" can be defined as the following:

1. The first grueling few minutes in which I heard I had cancer
2. The hours after surgery - when I hurled morphine across the room (that was fun).
3. Trying - wanting - to lie down flat on my back - or just sit up by myself.
4. Last year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk - I almost didn't finish.
5. This whole last year in which my entire life has been changed.
6. Finding out someone else has breast cancer...and crying inside.

Those were times that are/were "so long". 30 minutes to run 2.75 miles, something I have been pushing myself, and cheering myself on to do, is a great 30 minutes. I used to be able to run that same 2.75 miles in 20 minutes, but so what, I'm also ten years older, and my body has been to hell and back. So, I say, "yay for me!" Those weren't baby steps today, those were great steps to living my life.....

And so, my friends, my thought for you today is this - baby steps are good, because they will bring you to greater steps in your life. Stick with it, laugh at yourself and enjoy the very moment. Love to you~ ;)


  1. I think running 2.75 miles in 30 minutes is pretty darn good! I am having a hard time just getting out with the dogs and walking 1.6. My energy is certainly not there. Oh, and I will definitely be sure all my doctors agree about the mammogram thing. I think I won't be getting them anymore though.

  2. Thanks Nancy - I'm diligently trying to get ready to run on the 23d for this year's event. I don't have to, but last year, I was very ill from the cancer, and this year - I am reclaiming my life in a sense. :) Take your time with walks and sleep and everything - your body deserves it.