I have had a lot of thoughts running through my head the last couple days because of another life changing event. Those that know me and I mentioned it in my first blog know that my wife is a five year breast cancer survivor. Last Tuesday she had surgery to adjust her implant from an injury she sustained this winter when she fell on the ice. The surgeon discovered discolored tissue so he sent it off to pathology. Friday Debbie received a call from her oncology surgeon with the news she has cancer again. A different cancer than before in stage one, today we went in for the consult to start the plan to beat cancer again. I have faith that with prayers and support and the caring hands of some very fine Doctors we will win this battle.
I was trying to find a way to tie this in with another thought that I have been struggling with: the ingredients of a great race. I have found the answer is accountability what we all fear the most. We all have heard the law of physics that for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. The training we put in every day/every week and the intensity we do it is a huge factor in the outcome of a race. I believe the amount of heart we put into will make the ultimate difference in a good race and a great race. My accountability comes from my running partner and the firm up bringing of keeping your word. I say I am going to do something and she believes me so I have to do it.
I guess that I can say the same for the race of life I make promises to my wife and so I must do my very best to make it happen. I read some where and made the comment to a friend that life is terminal we just don't know when. This accountability is probably the strongest that we live life to the best of our abilities that when we make it to heavens gate we are welcomed with open arms. I believe that you not only love everyone but let them know how much you love them. Like running it is what you do when no when is looking that is as important as anything else, because it shows at the end of the race. Treasure everyday as a gift because it is and love every person as a gift because they are.