What if you lost your sight in 90 days

September 23, 2014  •  2 Comments

The TOP of Haggarty Hill number 5.Ahhhh...peaceful feelings out on the trails. This was July 6th 2013. I twisted my ankle 3 minutes after this photo! I like to contemplate what I am grateful of when I am struggling.  

 

I haven't had a doctor tell me that what I was experiencing is actually called depression, but when you sink low and feel bad what other word fits?

 

Struggle.  Ugh.


Monday I was struggling, but not a big depression.  It was a SMALL HILL at the Tapo Open Space Trail.  Struggle nonetheless.

 

I wanted to run the whole hill and it was hard and I started to get ticked that it was SO HARD.  Then I began to think this was stupid I was trying to run the whole thing.  I looked up and chose the spot I would STOP and WALK.  I continued the irritated conversation with myself a few more steps then I thought to myself, "What if I knew I would lose my sight in 30 days?  How would I change my life now to prepare for it?"

 

Not to get all spiritual about life, but can you imagine being unable to see what you can see today in 90 days?

 

I immediately thought, during my struggle up that small hill:  I'd sign up for every race and run every trail I could to experience the sensations and visions so I could HAVE THEM FOR LATER.    I would get up for every sunrise and watch every sunset.  

 

Those thoughts lead to wondering what my next race would be...for real.  When was it and where was it going to be?

 

I would like to know YOUR next few race plans for the future.   Please help inspire me!

 

Oh, I got up that hill OK.  It wasn't pretty and I was going to throw up at the top but I kept moving. That counts!

Vicki Adoff Commissioner of uphill DRIVEVicki Adoff Commissioner of uphill DRIVEFor the 2014 Political Mess

 I also like to think of my friend Vicki when I begin a hill climb.  She NEVER STOPS (and I am not kidding).

 


Comments

Diane(non-registered)
When I am struggling, I think of others worse off. I have friends with RA and other diseases and they cannot do the things I can. This helps me end the pity-party and focus on gratitude. I thank God for my health. It's a crap shoot as to who gets sick or injured and who gets to stay active into the senior years. Looking forward to races with friends keeps me focused. Let's see what's on the slate. Oct. 12th Xterra Pt. Mugu, Oct. 18th JoAnn's b'day Color Run, Oct. 26th Temecula half, Nov. 8th WB#1, Nov. 15th Revel Cyn. half,...fun times ahead.
Nisa Silva(non-registered)
I totally agree on those thoughts that go through your head! Some days are better than others. It's so much easier and even exciting training for something with friends. So far on my plate are:
Oct 18 Color Run for Momma Jo's 60th
Nov 16 Revel Canyon Half
White Bull series
Jan - LA New Years Half
Feb - Bandit 30k
May - Grand Canyon 50k
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