12 years ago, I received a gift
It did incredible things for me
It brought my family together
I felt love and appreciation like never before
I reconnected with friends
I re calibrated what was most important in my life
This gift gave me a new understanding and trust in my body, new vitality and energy
I learned new words, met new people, visited new places,
I’ve been challenged, inspired emotionally and humbled
My life has new meaning : peace, health, serenity, happiness
I got a lymphoma cancer, I survived it for now 12 years
It changed my life in ways I didn’t expect
So next time you face something difficult, unexpected, and uncertain, consider that it is maybe a gift.
After the speech, the race. Still recovering from an injury, I jogged along the first 5K in 31:40 then tried to do a reverse split but finished in 33:00, total 1:04:40. Good for 159/179. I like small races.
The return to Kita Toda eki was another 4K walk. So I fulfilled my goal of 20K+ for Sunday morning.
Great organisation. Thank you runningintokyo.com