This weekend I will be running my last run for a little while - I have an injured ankle and I have been cleared by my sports medicine doctor to run my leg of the relay, but then I need to give my ankle the time it needs to heal. Probably two months of no running - just cycling or swimming and my PT exercises that I have been given. I am thankful that I have not injured myself badly enough that I can't run the relay and thankful that the injury isn't a permanent thing and will heal. The injury will also mean I will not be able to coach for about the first month of the new season with Sacfit - but they can't get rid of me, I will be out there on my bike supporting the runners all that I can!
Our "Rowdy Red" running group coach sent out the last email we will get from her this season. I say that like I won't see her ever again, but I'm blessed to not only call her "coach", but "friend" She is one of the great ladies that is making my dream of running a leg of the CIM relay come true and has been there every step of the way to see me meet my goal of running my marathon 3 weeks ago.
She sent out this quote and it is just perfect in every way - in every part of this journey I have taken. Thanks Betsy!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
--- Marianne Williamson