It’s a big day in the non-writing world for me. By the time you’re reading this post, I’m in surgery or recovering from it.
And you know how I always try to find a silver lining to the “yucks” in my life, right?
Like when Lynn got diagnosed with cancer then passed away. We started AZ Pain Train and rode 407 miles across Iowa in her name, raising a ton of money for cancer. Things like that.
I believe that when you’re faced with a “yuck” you grow from it…if you choose to. Well, my yuck comes in the form of major surgery. I’m fine, no cancer or anything, just stage four endometriosis. I’ve had it relatively easy in comparison to some, but finally, the pain of it just didn’t make sense anymore, so it’s time for surgery.
And with this surgery, there is a LONG down time. No work for six weeks, etc.
But, during all the prep for this event, I asked myself, what can I do after this? As a result of this? Something that’ll push me, make me grow…
Any guess as to what I decided?
Come on…just try a guess…
Okay, I’ll tell you.
I’m going to run a marathon!
Yep. I’ve never run a FULL marathon. I’ve done a few half-marathons, but a full–YIKES.
I figured if I have a big goal at the very start of this mega surgery, my recovery will be better. The emotional and physical junk that follow a full hysterectomy can be a little…intense, so if I have an emotional and physical goal to work toward, it’ll help.
Of course I have to challenge you guys, too, by asking this:
Will you run with me?
Let’s do this together. Couch to marathon. Or Couch to half-marathon. Who’s in? You could live ANYWHERE and do this along with me. Start looking for a race in September or October in your area. I’m aiming for September. Haven’t chosen my race yet, but while I’m laid up, I’ll have LOTs of time to search them out.
Then, together, we’ll train. Checking in on Twitter, Facebook, blogging. We’ll do this together. We’ll get fit. Push ourselves. Be stronger!!
I’ve never done a marathon before, and I’m a little scared, but I’m going to try. I’d love to have you along for the adventure. So, if you’re in, email me: LynnRush (at) lynnrush.com and we’ll do this together!