Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mile 18

"Mile 18 almost broke me."
One of my tweets from the 2011 NYC Marathon.

There has been a lot of Mile 18s lately. I have come to accept them as part of my life. And while I may walk or crawl the next few miles, I am never out or down for long. Mile 18 is part of everyone's life. You may call it something else but we all have those days and weeks. I have the power to make myself happy and my children happy. Sometimes other people add to our happiness. Sometimes it's for the long term and sometimes only the short term.
So tomorrow morning when I lace up my running shoes and head out the door, I will think of Winston Churchill's quote, "If you're going through Hell, keep going."  I'll keep going because I know that Mile 23 is never as far as I think it is and that I never know who will be waiting there.  I have faith and hope and for now that's enough.


  1. And love. You have that too.

    Love you, girl.

  2. I love that you choose to be an inspiration rather than a cautionary tale. And I don't say that to be flip; truly, you inspire me. You are right that we all have a choice in how we handle the things which come our way, no matter what they may be or how much we may think they will break us.

    Jess is right, too; you have LOTS of love. xo

  3. You know I'll always be there at any mile you want me to.
    You got us forever.

  4. and us, you have us, with more love than we know what to do with. xo mama. So proud of you.