Have you ever had that feeling that you are so exhausted, you just need to lay down where you are and sleep for a few hours? At the end of 2009 I had that feeling every time I tried anything physical; not that I didn't do anything physical, but it was such a challenge to do anything. I blamed allergies and the return of cedar season in Austin. In December I found out I had breast cancer. I was sick. Not sick with something like the flu, or allergies, something that could be fixed. I had cancer. And not just any cancer, but I had Stage IIA triple-negative breast cancer; a particularly nasty and aggressive form. Needless to say 2010 was not a good year. I endured, I survived, and I'm still here!
This morning I took my first jog of the season around Town Lake, and was not expecting anything but to feel crappy about how out of shape I am. I was pleasantly surprised. I can run again! It felt so good to feel my legs pounding the dirt, my lungs could take in full breaths, and I felt energized and not drained.
Who knows what 2011 holds in store? I will do at least 2 triathlons, the Danskin races in Austin and Seattle. In the Austin race my mom and Nancy and Linda will form a relay team, they have been training for awhile now. And in Seattle my Aunt Theresa and I will conquer Lake Washington in what promises to be my chilliest swim ever.
Here is to a Happy and HEALTHY 2011!!
Memorable moments of 2010...