What do you do for an encore?
Immediately after the Breast Cancer Walk my friends and I signed up for the next year. Why wouldn’t we? Aside from raising a couple thousand dollars, training for hundreds of miles and losing my big toe nail, it was fun! For me, no challenge compared (with the exception of natural childbirth and I wasn’t doing that again)
So I began to walk again. This time was different though. My foot hurt. I went to a specialty shoe store and they evaluated my walk. They said I had an odd gait. I jammed my toes forward when I walked. I bought expensive walking shoes but my foot still hurt.
Months went by and my friends grew excited about the walk. Slowly I began to realize I couldn’t do it. I tried to explain to my friends and I stopped training. I was so depressed! I was going to miss everything! I wanted to be a part of the giant magical event so much. When else in a regular life do you experience people cheering for you? Calling you a hero? Give you stickers and candy as you walk down the street? People line the streets in costumes just to entertain YOU. And I wouldn’t be there.
As the big event drew closer and my friends realized I really wasn’t going to walk they began to insist I be at the finish line to cheer them on. Selfishly, I couldn’t bear to do that. So I plotted an escape.
next blog….A new and exciting path.