Overcoming Personal Bumps

So I’ve been thinking over the last few nights on what to write for my next blog.  Then I got to thinking about what we have been talking about the past group run and hills last night.  With the event at Point Pleasant Park tomorrow we where told that CBC may ask a few of us what we have found the best part of this experience.

At hills last night Geri  Wallace was speaking on bumps in the road. Will I have had a couple of bumps in the road with issues with my knees.  But with the amazing help from our coach Leanne Huck and the great support from my mentor Jody Miller, POD mates Christina Devine and Rachel Lynn and I can’t forget all the other great coaches, mentors and the fantastic ladies that I get to share this experience with.

So what the group may not know about me is that with my personal bumps in the road over the years I have developed issues with letting people in just because I didn’t want to feel the pain of loss. 19 year ago I lost my only sibling my older brother in a boating accident and 9 years ago I lost my Dad to a short battle with cancer. Normally I am not a person that opens up to people easily or express my feelings freely.  I am not the person to walk up and give hugs to people I just met. So if I had to pick one thing that I have gotten out of this experience so far and to choose just one it would be the fact that I have gotten more comfortable opening up to everyone and also admitting when things are not going great. The words of encouragement, the support from this group is totally amazing and I am truly blessed that I was given the opportunity to be a part of it. I love the fact that only after a few weeks I am comfortable with each and everyone on this team. I feel I have become a stronger me and I have more confidence in myself that I can do this no matter what obstacles may be thrown at me from start to finish.

I have said this in a couple of my past blogs that I can’t believe how quickly this entire group as bonded and  I will continue to say it until the end.  I feel that I have made new life long friends in everyone in this group.

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