May 1, 2016

Yes, it’s been a while. Yes, I feel super guilty.

I mean my 10 year anniversary passed and I didn’t even write a blog about gratitude.

I feel awful.

I have been so consumed with life, I forgot to write in the blog. I think about it on long runs. I think about it when I go for an annual health exam with a new primary doctor and you should see her face when she sees the word Dystonia.  The best part was that she told me my reflexes won’t be great because of my Dystonia, but wait you told me 5 minutes ago that you weren’t familiar with the disease….Jeez. This is why I don’t love doctors. I don’t expect them to know about Dystonia but ask, don’t assume.

I digress.

I am going to run my 3rd half for the year in less than 3 weeks and couldn’t be more excited.  I have been doing my 10 milers and eating properly and trying to get my 8 hours of sleep. Since, I last wrote here are some highlights from half #2 – Miami, me enjoying a PBJ on the run, and some of the other beauties I see when I run.  In these moments, knowing that I will never win a half, I stop and capture the moment.  I am always reminded on every run the beauty of what nature gives us.  I am also reminded that who knows what my life would be like without Dystonia…maybe one where I wouldn’t have found a passion for running and fitness!  But here I am and despite ups and downs, I constantly look forward to my long run – my time of reflection, uninterrupted.

I am going to try and write more and be better, but I have said this before.  But I will try!!!

Always remember work within your limits – half of the effort is just getting up and lacing up!