Well, we survived the marathon…barely. If you haven’t heard how it went, you can read about it over at our H2O Runners blog.
In my last post I mentioned that there were some things I wanted to share. There were a couple weeks toward the end of October and beginning of November that were “reflective” for me. I spent some time delving into emotions, thoughts, fears that I had buried rather deeply. So deeply, in fact, that I didn’t realize they were still lying under the surface waiting to burst free. I blame the running. Of course, I blame just about everything on the running.
I don’t know how to explain it but those last few weeks leading up to the marathon were incredibly emotional (for our entire team, I’m not the only cry baby). I don’t know if it was just the pressure of the race or the relief that we knew was in sight or because we were nearing the end of a very long, difficult chapter that had changed us and bonded us like we had never anticipated. Whatever the reason (Mike blames PMS) I had a couple emotional weeks. Difficult but in a cleaning, healing, changing-for-the-better way.
I’m dying to share more. Once the running was over I thought I’d have time to write until my fingers were numb but alas, the world doesn’t work that way. One thing after another seems to be stealing my writing time. So, for now, I just want to share a short, random video of my beautiful baby girl.