Today I will prepare for tomorrows surgery. I will not allow others reactions to affect the view of myself or my peace. Today I will lean on my loved ones for the support and take each day one step at a time.
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The healing is just beginning.
Today, I will look past the distractions and be intentional about my actions. I will not live everyday thinking about cancer. I instead will live each day grateful to be alive and focus on spending time with those I love. Grounding myself in the present is how I will continue to heal. Being present in today is where I will find happiness.
I will focus on the good.
Today, I will choose happy and not let the world bring me down. I will replace the negative with positive thoughts, people, and experiences. Today, I will not let other’s opinions reflect how I see myself. I am proud of who I have become and all I have accomplished.
You can’t manage what you don’t measure.
Today, I am asking questions about myself to find where I can improve and see the achievements I have made. I am grateful for coaches to push me to be my best self. Today, I am happy to find new ways to include my family in my training.
I will look for happiness in the present.
Today, I will look for happiness in the present. I will continue to train and work toward my goals. Today I will think about my purpose and what it means to fulfill it.
Friends of 32-Miles: Melanie Markus
“Never say never and don’t wait for something life altering to make a change in your life.” -Melanie Markus- breast cancer survivor, wife and mother, athlete survivor
I am grateful for running.
Today I will celebrate with the world by running 3 miles on Global Running Day. As I run I will think about how far I have come in the past year. Last May, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. This May, I have no evidence of disease, ran 231 miles so far this year, and signed up for a marathon.
My new identity will be “runner.”
Today, I will let myself enjoy my run. I will not let fears of the future obstruct my goals for the present. Today I will focus on good memeories and following my training plan.
Running with friends makes everything better.
Today I am proud of putting this team together and crossing the finish line with these amazing ladies. I see many more races in my future and challenging myself to step outside of my comfort zone. Today I realized the moments along the miles are what make the journey. Whether is 3 miles or 32, these experiences wouldn’t be possible without the first step.
How far we have come deserves recognition too.
Today I am thankful for everything cancer has given me- a new look on life, friendships, and experiences. I will do everything in my power to live a full and happy life and be grateful for each day.