I'm letting all my defenses down right now!
Doing my daily routine in SparkPeople this morning, I was hit by a wave of emotion. It could have been due to the aftermath of my predawn 3.5 Recovery Run where I'm just spent! OR because I'm just a little bit off!
I went through some of my team forums, read comments sent to me,(the thank yous always overwhelm me.) reviewed the Community Feed, (This has become a ritual with me as I love to support and help those who are helping themselves!) and did a bit of data mining on some SparkPeople. I do this with good intention. We all go by "cybernames," but I want to know your real time name, who you are, and what you're dealing with on a daily basis. It helps me in giving better support.
It's one of the reasons, I ask you all to open your SparkPage up to everyone so you get the full support you want or need! It's easier for me when I offer support or share examples of what I do in similar "situations." Whether a relative is not supporting my journey, a coworker tries to steal your dream, or people just want to bring you down to their level of misery, I want you to know I've been there! I want you to know I feel you no matter if you are 10 miles or 10000 miles away!
I care about all of you and want nothing more than for you to be happy and enjoy life. I read about those of you who have been stalled in a plateau, doing amazing things in spite of physical limitations or illness, rising to become better and still caregive for loved ones with positive support. It touches me, inspires me, and motivates me to become better so I can pay it forward with maybe just a single ray of hope. (We sure need love today, that's for sure!)
I can promise you I will have all of you with me as inspiration when I run my 1st Marathon on Oct 22. (Marine Corps Marathon) You will give me the mental strength I need! It's supposed to be one of the most emotional races and I know I will be a totally hot mess when I finish.
The one thing I wish I could do is hug you all and tell you we will do this, we will shine, and we will be victorious on this journey! I hope I can convey that love in this cyber way. No matter what, I support you all. I'm gonna go try to lighten up now!
Stay Strong! No Excuses! Never Quit!