To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
-Steve Prefontaine
Make it simple, but significant.
- Don Draper

Saturday, March 1, 2014

When Life Gives You Lemons....

.....make margaritas! But in this case I have made a lot of lemonade, literally and figuratively. 

Lemon: Had a great run only to return to my car and see that I grabbed the wrong key and am locked out. 

Lemonade: I am enjoying the sound of the river and using the quiet time to begin to write this post. 

Lemon: I've been having a lot of Meniere's attacks lately causing me a lot of difficulty walking and sitting upright on my own. 

Lemonade:  I gave in and bought myself a folding cane as a tester before buying one that is more colorful and more Me. Now I feel like I can actually get places alone and not worry about looking drunk and possibly falling over!

Lemon: Taking 2013 off from legit running and training for big races has caused me to almost feel like I'm starting over. 

Lemonade:  Since I feel like I'm starting over I have extra motivation to work hard and get to set new goals for myself all over again! Plus I got myself 2 new pairs of running shoes just to boost my motivation!

Lemon:  My darling mother in law spent the last couple weeks of her life in our home before setting off to whatever her post life journey will be. Leukemia sucks, big time!

Lemonade:  Yes, I CAN find a's under the saddest conditions, but I got to spend time with her and the rest of my new family. There were downs but we also had ups. You can't help but bond when you are all together through all of these things. I feel like I scored. All of my new family members are awesome! I'm a lucky girl. It's crazy how much life can change in less than a year, and even more crazy how much you can see it change just over the course of a week or days. Go hug your family now while you can, 'cause you just never know!


  1. I hope you are doing well and I get to see you again most likely at a Disney race!

  2. I hope you are doing well and I get to see you again most likely at a Disney race!

  3. I'm sorry for your loss. I love that you how you are making lemonade, love that way of looking at things. BIG HUGS!


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