Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Believe and Do

"Though we may fall- we rise again.
Though we may bleed- we heal.
Though we may tire- our movement will not cease.
We are Warriors of the mind and body."

-M.S. Gold

There is a frame of mind- a point of clarity that I came to-it has helped me to push on, to keep going when my body wants to stop- and it is "I WILL"
Instead of "I can" or "I should" or "I Could" I tell myself "I will do this"

When I was born, my parents saw right away that I had a birth deformity.  "Chronic Clubbed Foot"  My ankles were turned in so far that I really had no ankle.  After multiple surgeries to rebuild and repair my broken little feet and Casts and metal pins and special shoes and clinics and Dr. visits galore....my feet still didn't quite work.  I should have been unable to walk, but I did- because I wanted something more that what I'd been handed.  I just had to work for it.  I have worked hard, and I'm here... walking.  Sometimes in pain- but that pain is manageable- I can over power that pain, through work- and training- through the therapy of consistency and dedication to my sport, I AM GROWING.  This may seem like a Rant but I'm just trying to make this so clear.  I do- what I do- because I have made the choice to do it.  It didn't come to me easily.  

to those that may read this and seek the magic pill answer to their questions-sorry if you didn't find it here :)

Believe and Do.   

(I am participating in the Kansas Half Marathon on April 22nd.  I wish the Dr.'s (that told my parents they should give up spending money on my feet) were still alive.  Look at me now.

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