I was at my bereavement group where the topic was revolving around getting the kids to help out around the house. Rewards vs. punishments were being discussed. I was feeling disinterested in the topic. I wasn’t sure what I was there for, but I knew it wasn’t that. Just when I was feeling as if I was the odd man out, everything shifted.
It was an innocent question, “Tell me about your week.” I squirmed in my seat. It’s not been a good week for me. When I opened my mouth, out came the feelings. I didn’t think that anyone would identify with my issues; none of the women there have teenagers. But my outpouring started an avalanche amongst the group. Tender subjects were broached, and the Kleenex box was circling the room again.
I am amazed at how courageous these women are. It’s funny what you see in others that you have a hard time seeing in yourself.
Back at home, I am feeling that I will be needing a lot of courage as I head into marathon weekend. The suitcases are packed and lined up at the door. The alarm is set for 4:10 am.
I have much to be nervous about. Besides the fact that the Chicago Marathon is just so darn big, my left foot is acting up. Feet don’t fail me now; I’ve invested so much in this plan.
I will not be taking the laptop with me, so don’t be surprised if you hear nothing from me until Monday. Please, Think good thoughts.
Oh no, nothing until Monday? ;>) Just know that we are rooting for you from blogland!! I am so excited for you!
We’re with you! You are probably in bed but I hope you have a tennis ball with you to roll your foot on. It might help.
GO JULS! I’ll be watching the results for you!
This is your race – you trained really hard. Go get that BQ that you so greatly deserve and worked hard for. I’m sending prayers that your foot doesn’t act up during the race.
Your body always reminds you of the things to watch for before the race. You will be awesome. If I had an ounce of your courage…
I’ll be checking on you — go get ’em!!!!
I hope it is a wonderful experience for you, and think it will be. Chicago is going to be extra-electric this weekend anyway! You are on my mind constantly. Tear it up!
May your feet fly and your spirit soar! I look forward to the recap!
angie's pink fuzzy says
good luck good luck good luck
i will be thinking of you this weekend!
good luck Juls! Don’t spend too much time strolling that magnificent mile! Can’t wait until monday