My Epic Failure: Last year I was 3 seconds SHY Qualifying for ING New York City Marathon. I was trying to qualify at Detroit and was short 3 Seconds!! You could sneeze 3 seconds that just isn't even possible to do on accident. I grieved that loss. That was so close I could taste it. And yet it might as well been millions of miles away. I remember thinking "3 seconds, maybe God does not want me to run it, maybe He is protecting me, because 3 seconds is just ludicrous, it is clearly of GOD that I am did not qualify." And sadly enough the Marathon was cancelled Friday at 6:30pm due to Hurricane Sandy.
I truly believe that 3 second was not my EPIC Failure rather Gods Divine intervention.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`
I got up this morning at 3:15AM. It really wasn't a big deal as early as that seems because I am still not sleeping well.
I tried so hard to be organized and yet I still lost my Disney envelope with my shuttle info in it.
I just decided to except it. And it was at that point that I found it! Andy had put it on his dresser. My wires are just not sending or receiving and nothing is connecting. I fell literally like a chicken with her head cut off.
|Poolside at Old Key West!|
I am not a fan of flying. I have never really liked it. Of course I loved jumping out of a airplane and skydiving but I do not like flying in one.
40 girls from Glitz salons are here at Disney for a class. It really is a awesome trip and should be an awesome time.
Florida, sunny and 80 degrees. It is beautful and a great exchange from 38 degrees and gloomy.
Directly after getting off the plane we headed to the pool.
I smiled and tried to show enthusiasm and happiness but it was not as natural as I had hoped.
Ariel was supposed to be going to Florida to see "Sarah". There was a part of me that felt guilty for being here without her.
As the hot sun wrapped itself around me I could feel it warmth radiating against my skin. My skin was bare and I embraced the heat like a blanket. I felt so snug on my lounge chair with my music in my ears that I fell asleep.
But I awoke to Ariel. To memories of the two of us laying in the sun. I reminisced of us in the sand at Silver Lake Sand Dunes. I love the sun. I love laying out. And I am going to miss terribly not having her to enjoy not only my favorite sun things but hers as well. And then came the tears.
I got up to walk away. I did not want to ruin everyone's happy place with my sadness.
I walked towards the sand. The sand was warm to touch. It sank in between my toes. As my heart cried out I found refuge in the sand and the sun.
I let my heart grieve and allowed myself time to release my tears as I wiped my eyes and started to walk back towards the girls again.
I am going to have many of these moments. I am glad that I am here to have them.
I couldn't wait to get back to our condo and have a run. I didn't have much time before we had to meet for dinner, so a 4 mile run was my everything.
My stupid Garmin wouldn't get a signal so I went by time and new I must be close.
They were not anything crazy but they were good.
My legs are restless and my eyes are heavy, I am going to hit the hay and try this all over again in the morning!
Favorite quote :Katie " My stomach was hurting so bad from being hungry and now my stomach is hurting so bad from being FULL!"