I had learned a very valuable lesson. I learned that in order to be successful (and healthy) in life I was going to need balance. I learned that there was going to have to be sacrifice. I learned that there would be things I’d have to give up on; that there would be events, nights out that I’d have to miss. I learned that as an adult living with a chronic illness it was going to be important to balance everything in my life – work, family, friends, hobbies, and of course taking care of myself. I learned that there would have to be moderation. And balance. The balance required to enjoy time with family and friends. The balance required to run marathons. The balance required to stay healthy. The balance required to be successful. The balance required to live.
And to this day it couldn’t be truer. Life is busy. Commitments seem endless. Between a full-time job, planning a wedding and a honeymoon, trying to have somewhat of a social life and enjoy the summer, training, and making sure I stay healthy for the big day (my wedding not my next race) life can feel a bit overwhelming. However, it’s the lessons I’ve learned, the experienced I’ve gained, and the knowledge I’ve acquired that will allow be to be successful. The understanding of moderation and more importantly balance that will allow me to achieve all I want to achieve this year. That will allow me to celebrate. That will allow me to enjoy these special moments. That will allow me to live.