I want so bad to be able to say I ran without struggling yesterday it was better than it has been, but not what I “imagine” perfect is. Perfect in my mind is to be able to run 7 minute miles, comfortable breathing, no bloat or swelling in extremities to the point you feel like your going to explode any minute and no pain. I can honestly say the one that doesn't affect me is pain. Yes, my joints and tendons feel sore different times, but no pain anywhere not even in my feet which is a true miracle.
I need to learn to appreciate what my body can do right now. I need to stop dwelling on the “perfect” of the world because it isn’t going to ever be perfect! I need to start loving me for who I am and for how far I’ve come in this journey. Who knows where I’d be right now if I didn’t make that decision back in July 22nd, 2008.
A friend of mine her brother is a diabetic and she received the call he just had to amputate his last foot he had and his kidney function was breaking down. He never took care of himself and now he’s at such a dire strait. Its never too late, I hope he can see he can still improve on his health and save what organs he has left before diabetes takes everything.
This is why I fight, this is why I get frustrated on a regular basis, this is why I’ll never give up!
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