November 13, 2013

Weebles Wobble but they never fall…

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So for the past week and a half, I have definitely been a weeble…but I haven’t fallen nor has my spirit been broken.  I have been practicing what I preach to every one of you…Define your path, define your destiny.  I have had to use a cane the last two days, that’s okay.  I wear my cane with the biggest smile I can, I look everyone in the eye and give them the “I know I am awesome” look.  

I have continued to go to the gym.  Albeit not the intensity of a Shaun T class, but still strength training and pilates classes.  If I can’t do something, it’s okay…this is temporary.  If I am tired, I rest.  I am human.  I have accomplished so much in these almost 8 years, that even when I think about it I get goose bumps.  I have learned all the pressure I put on myself to run quicker, push harder, was all a bunch of BS in the end…When most of the people that have two good feet slept in, I used my bionics to spread the awareness of a disease that is so close to my heart!  I never took my good fortune for granted!

So with this setback as opposed to others, I am smiling, taking my own advice I write to all my readers and keeping a positive spirit and weeble wobbling one foot at a time…

I read this quote the other day and I smiled knowing that I am in the 0.5% that not only attempted a marathon but finished it too in a proud 7 hours…so thanks Mary for your quote!

Mary Wittenberg, president of NYRR, was quoted saying: “A marathoner is a marathoner regardless of time. Virtually everyone who tries the marathon has put in training over months, and it is that exercise and that commitment, physical and mental, that gives meaning to the medal, not just the day’s effort, be it fast or slow. It’s all in conquering the challenge.”

So to life’s daily challenges, bring it, my spirit isn’t quite broken yet and quite frankly I have been using myself and Candy Cane to spread and educate people about Dystonia daily just in a different way these days…So please ask questions, please feel free to email me…and if by chance I happen to fall please stop and help me up!  Because I have a underlying suspicion that Weeble Wobbles do fall sometimes 🙂

 

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