No, I didn’t complete a Triathlon, half marathon or 5K. But, I did finish making that cup of tea that I wanted four Sunday’s ago.
I made sure my husband was home and the kids were watching me make it correctly. I have to teach my boys that you have to face your fears.
Even, if it is something as simple as making hot tea.
I have invested in a tea kettle. Brilliant!
Also, I have an “Emergency Call List” printed out for my sons if an accident ever happens again.
Life has a way of laughing at you. Would you believe that I was invited to my son’s pre-kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea Party? My five year old requested that I would not be served any hot tea because I got burned. He asked his Miss Mary if she could give me warm tea instead. All the teachers were impressed on how concerned my son was for my welfare. It was delightfully unexpected that this little boy was now watching out for his mom, Me!
Spilling boling hot water all over my legs caused 1st and 2nd and almost 3rd degree burns on my quadriceps. It usually takes 2-3 weeks for someone to heal but my wounds were extensive. It has taken me a little longer. I have tried but I am still not ready to run, bike or swim. So, I have decided to focus my energy on eating clean and lifting weights till I am healed. It is still no easy task and a challenge.
This is a minor setback compared to what others are enduring in their lives. There is a dear friend of mine who has started chemotherapy treatment this week. Because she is a fighter, I know in my heart that she will beat it.
Her passion in TRIathlons has inspired me throughout our past two years training together. Even though this journey is hers, she is NOT alone. She has the support, prayers and love of her family, friends and an ARMY of TRIathletes.
(I love you my Tri-friend!)
I BAlieve to always TRI your best and get it done.
Our sons and/or daughters, our nephews and/or nieces,
or the child next door who we love like our own, are always watching US.
BAlieve in Yourself!
TRI & Never Give Up!
This video moved me and wanted to share:
Fit Mom, Happy Mom video from Coffee Blocks
Mommy, it must have been very difficult and maybe at times impossible
there were no coaches in your corner
telling you what the right play was and
I sure didn’t make things easier.
I know I always didn’t listen
but Mommy I was always watching!
And I saw that for you, quitting was not an option.
I know you feel pain but you made a choice to stay on course.
Because of YOU
I know it is possible to, it’s worth it, it’s necessary to
FACE MY FEARS
I don’t know where you drove your energy from
but it must have been unlimited source
Thank you Mommy for taking ownership of your life
YOU inspire ME!
I want to be like YOU!
NOW, IT’S MY TURN!!!
I LOVE YOU MOMMY!!!!