,What can I say about this month... Lots on the go and full of emotions too. You see I ran my 5th Half Marathon on May 28th in Calgary. I started it with mixed emotions... lots of mixed emotions. My son came down sick the Wednesday before (he was supposed to do the race too), I rolled my ankle doing an amazing 14 mile hike with my awesome friends and I am not anywhere I want to be in my training. So despite that I still drug my sorry ass all alone into Calgary to meet up with friends... friends who help keep me accountable, friends that support me... friends that encourage and are ears to listen to me. You see without these amazing people in my life I don't know where I would be right now. I am extremely blessed to know and have all these amazing people in my life now. So ya I showed up... I really did... despite my hesitations and injuries. Went with the goal of to finish. Didn't care how long it took but just to finish it. Sandi and I stuck together thru it all and I mean we had some pretty shitty situations we had to deal with (inside joke... might tell it one day but not yet lol). We were making amazing time... beat my fastest 10K time, we beat our time from the 15km Eyeball the Wall race earlier this year... we were on a roll, we laughed... boy did we ever laugh, we cried... lots of tears, we might have gotten engaged to a bridge (again might have to tell the story later), we hugged lots. But was the best race in a long time. I might have finished 12 minutes slower then last years time but still that's a pretty awesome win with a bummed ankle. But you wanna know what?? My asthma was amazing thru the hot heat we were dealing with. If our bodies weren't crapping out (lol) on us and we were able to keep that pace up we would have finished faster but that is a new goal for next year and lets hope next year no injures or asthma issues to deal with.
My son is finishing up his Grade 8 at his school and moves onto High School next year. I have to admit its making me tear up lots seeing him go onto this next big chapter of his life. I am so freaking proud of him and seeing him grow as a person. I know I say it a lot but we have been thru so much shit that it's nice to see who he has turned into and develop his own identity on a good path. We just had his last Band Concert at school and last week we had his commencement. We went shopping for his Grad outfit and again I teared up seeing him dressed up. Looking forward to new things with him at his new school. Hi grad night was a lot of fun and was great hearing more stories about the kids he went to school with.
My friend Pam's Birthday was this month as well and it was a hard day for me to deal with. Her first one knowing she wasn't here to send her wishes. The jokes and laughs we have gone thru.
I am looking forward to June being done, Soccer being done and some rest without driving everywhere. Plus some fun races coming up too. Also some time away is always a good thing too. I just need a break and a recharge. June has been the most overwhelming month for me to survive and get thru. But you know what? I am strong and I can do this but I just hope to still have some of my sanity and hair left. I mean it's taken me 4 yrs to get my hair this long. lol
I will leave you with some pics from my awesome Hikes, graduation and Half marathon!
Until Next time...
I am a single mom with one son that has been living with asthma since I was 2yrs old. I also almost died three times due to severe asthma attacks! I don't let my asthma stop me from accomplishing new goals and living life to the fullest.
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