Saturday, May 1, 2010

Laughing at yourself is the best medicine

Ok, thanks to all of you and this blog, I am feeling so much better about myself and my success with my 1/2 marathon I am 24 hours away from running in Cincinnati.

I was so happy for a couple of weeks after my Run for Retina race. What a difference a coupld of weeks makes? Between work being really tough, having the fashion show, getting really sick, and being so tired I am freaky'n out about my abilities in Cincinnati tomorrow.

The fashion went really well but was a lot of time and energy during a very busy month. I got to show 2 outfits and had a wonderful dinner with my mom, Lennie and Megan. Ironically, at 4:00pm that afternoon I got in to see the head and neck specialist to get a biopsy of the lump in my neck. Talk about painful - having a giant needle stuck in your neck for 15 seconds to draw out cells and then wait to see if it is a "complete" sample - oh God I am so glad they did not have to do it twice. My neck was sore for 4 days!

I have decided to continue to repeat "I am strong and I am well" over and over again in my head in order to turn the Karma around. Wish me luck as I compete in my 2nd 1/2 marathon. This cold and lung thing will not get me down!
I think it is funny that I am running in a race called the Flying Pig when I always refer to myself as chubby - like a pig - so now I am in a great mood as I giggle around the 13 mile course being called the flying pig - I know I know I should not refer to myself as a pig - did you see the great photo of me above in the fashion show - but it is funny and you know what - laughter is the best medicine.