There are so many thoughts and emotions running through my head. In attempt to express them all I'll probably forget my grammar or vocabulary. Here it goes ...
Thought #1 Terrifiedness - is that a word? It should be! Before February, when I enlisted to run the BMO Half Marathon, I rarely went to the gym or did any physically activity. For the past three months I've been trying so hard to run at least four days a week to eventually be prepared for this half marathon. In that time I managed to trip over a pine cone and sprain my knee so now here I am trying to rid myself of my anxiety by venting in a blog.
Thought #2 Wonderment - apparently that is a word. This experience has brought on plenty of surprises. One is that there are people out there able to run a half and full marathon and that I have muscles that exist in several strange places (only discovered after I've pulled them of course).
I am genuinely grateful for everyone's support from my coworkers and the CEO of a great company called Urban Impact, the founders and directors of Pancreatic Cancer Canada and of course my family and friends. I am sincerely grateful for the overwhelming support and encouragement I have received as I try to tackle this challenge.
Not many people have the ability to take on this challenge; to have full capacity to breathe and live my life ultimately as I am have without having the limitations of a terminal disease like pancreatic cancer. While I am terrified of not being able to finish the half marathon or the potential of an injury, I am thankful and fully acknowledge that this is a great accomplishment.
So thank you for your support through donations to pancreatic cancer research, your encouragements and most of all your love.