My rekindled Spark
Friday, October 02, 2009
I'm so fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend the Spark convention. To meet SparkGuy and the staff and be in the presence of many others who love and appreciate this site as much as I do was so fabulous.
This was a girl's road trip with 3 members of our local Spark team. And I not only met two long time Spark friends, D710dance and Newbien, but made brand new ones. Just a wonderful weekend!
I was given the opportunity to be interviewed and tell my Spark story. Not only was I bawling after the first sentence, I'd just finished a two mile walk so water was pouring out of my eyes and every pore. As much as I'd like others my age, who may be feeling as hopeless as I did, to know that there is not only hope but victory is attainable, I hope that footage never sees the light of day.
But photos I saw of myself brought home to me the fact that I still have a ways to go and it is time to stop pussy footin' around. I've searched deep down and although I didn't find a runner in me anywhere, I think I can manage a walk/jog half marathon in a year. I hope I can train with others on my Detroit team because this is waaay out there for me, but I'll do it on my own if necessary. I think I'll keep this to myself where family and friends are concerned, I mean this is one of those things where all I need is one word of discouragement and I might cave.