Sometimes inspiration comes to you from unexpected sources. Since I am a fitness professional and have been for years, I am use to being the one to try to inspire and encourage people to workout hard. The other day I had a startling revelation that I have raised a real "mini me"! My son has taken over the coaching role and has been a source of inspiration and encouragement for ME! It really caught me off guard.
This was our conversation as we were walking into the gym one day last week:
Me: "Oh honey, I am tired today and I don't feel like working out."
My Son: "Mommy, you have to. You should run today."
Me: "I should run today?"
My Son: "Yes, you should run 8 miles"
Me: "8 miles? I don't think I can today"
My Son: "You can do it Mommy, you have done it before"
What could I say to that???? So I got in there and ran the dang 8 miles. After my workout we were leaving the gym and here was the conversation:
Me: "Well, I ran the 8 miles"
My son" "Good Mommy, I am proud of you. Next time you can run 10 miles"
OMG! I was trying to contain myself. He is going to kill me! Now I know what it feels like to have someone coach me!
I guess it made me realize why I have done EVERYTHING I have done with my breast cancer treatment in the past year and a half. I did it all for him. I am so happy to be here and feeling good. I cherish the time I spend with my son and am inspired by him every day. I still dread the day that I have to explain my breast cancer to him (he still doesn't know I had it or did chemo), but I will remind him that if I can run 8 miles then I am fine. Sometimes inspiration really does come from unexpected sources. Oh and if you are wondering, I have not attempted the 10 miles yet. I will though, but I will be afraid to tell my son because then he will want me to run 12 miles. I have been thinking about doing a half marathon and at this rate, my son will have me ready soon!!
I am a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter, a neice, an aunt and a friend. I never thought I would hear the words "It's not good. There are cancer cells". December 8, 2010 changed my life forever. This is my scary, long, enlightening journey through breast cancer. I hope that my words help others facing a similar situation or those that love someone going through breast cancer. I don't know where the road in front of me leads, but I know that Breast Cancer won't define me.
"Don't spend time worrying about how you are going to die. Worry about how you are going to live today"
Thursday, July 12, 2012
A "Little" Inspiration
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Thanks for the inspiration. I started chemo on June 5 and have only managed a mile walk twice. I'm so tired and worried I might fall. But this morning I said enough. I can sit on the incumbent bike at least. So I peddled for 30 minutes and found your posting as I was peddling. Guess God wants me to keep it up.ReplyDelete