Friday, January 6, 2012


Luckily, the Chicago 3Day is still 8 months away.  This gives me time to build some endurance before the walking actually begins.  Since I originally said I was never doing that again, 2011's workouts weren't as strong as 2010's to say the least.  So now I'm building back up. 

Building endurance has reminded me of the importance of building internal endurance daily as well.  We seem to believe that when something stressful or difficult or horrible strikes in our lives (like breast cancer) we should just be able to handle it.  That how we handle it shows strength of character and if we handle it badly it must mean we're weak.  Even as I type that I realize how nuts that sounds and yet I've been guilty of that regularly.

Inner strength and character isn't something we're born with.  It's something we build upon.  It's something we prepare for by taking care of ourselves mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.  By building ourselves up daily we prepare ourselves for the tough stuff & equip ourselves to enjoy the good stuff more.  It still doesn't mean we'll handle that bad stuff exactly as we would hope but we're better equipited to find hope and courage when we've built ourselves up one step at a time.  So join me in building yourself up regardless of what others say or do or think.  I, for one, believe in both of us.

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