Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase. - MLK, Jr.
Courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway. - John Wayne
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. - Albert Einstein

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy and HEALTHY 2011!

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...