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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
Today, I believe my goal of 32 miles is attainable. I am proud of myself for running a half marathon. Today, I know I am worthy. I am strong. I am full of grit.
Today I will celebrate what I have become. Emerging stronger from the cloud of cancer, I have pushed myself to be better than before. Today I will wear my colors and scars proudly as a testament of what was and have now become.
“A fire was burning deep inside that wanted to further, faster, harder. I pushed harder than I’d ever pushed before, because the limits I thought existed turned out to be more of a suggestion.”
“The gym was the only place I could face the trauma. It was the only place I felt peace and comfort during one of the darkest times of my life.”