Sometimes it is so easy to forget. I have become accustomed to being healthy. I forget that it used to be hard to even get dressed. It used to be hard to drive. It used to be hard to think. Seriously. It used to be hard to remember what my task was. It was hard to even hold up my head. My head felt so heavy my neck wasn’t strong enough.
On Saturday my daughter had a birthday party to go to at 6pm. They were eating pizza and then going to some fun place. My hubs and I were hoping to drop her off and go out on a date. Well, I had forgotten to pick her up a gluten free pizza. And since she has celiac this is rather vital to her health and happiness. However, we were behind schedule and to make matters tighter we had reservations at 6:30. Ideally it would be simple. In reality we had to be as fast as possible in dropping her off. BUT I had forgotten the pizza!!!! It was 6:10 and dinner was 15 min away. So my hubs dropped me off at the grocery store and the competition was to see if he could drive around the parking lot only ONCE before I made it back to him with pizza in hand.
I RAN Through that store like a crazy girl. I am sure I was annoying to people. I tried to be VERY thoughtful and give people plenty of space. Perhaps I should have been contrite at my breaking of cultural and social norms. One just does not run through a grocery store when said person is 30something and has children.
I don’t care about social norms! I am capable of running!! Yay for me!!
I couldn’t help but smile! I was so happy! I have been healthy for a little while now but wow!!!! How blessed am I to be able to run!!! How blessed I feel to be able to do all I do!!
I take care of my kids! I do yoga! I ski!!!!! I ride my bike! I get up in the morning with some gumption to do things!
Last year I rode in a 400 mile cycling relay. I rode 100 miles in 28 hours. AMAZING!! 6 years ago I could barely walk. 4 years ago I was on bedrest with my son for 7 months. A year and a half ago I had abdominal surgery and my abs were sliced in half. (hernias from the muscle weakness -because of chronic Lyme disease- and then 3 bedrest pregnancies) and I have come through to the other side!
I was running happily, easily and guess what?! We tied!! We made it to the entrance of the grocery store at the same time. The little things are the happiest reminders of how miracluous it is to be healthy!
Now I can run like a crazy lady to pick up a pizza for this beautiful chick! She has been through the thick of life with me. She deserves a gluten free pizza. Or a million of them!
Thankfully we made it to our dinner in time and I ate a delish dinner of salmon and veggies. Fabulous!
Today is a miracle. Keep the reminders coming!