Sour Lemonade

When life throws you lemons, what do you do???…. You make lemonade!! However, that lemonade is sometimes a bit on the sour side. But hey, at least you did the best you could right??!!!

Right now I have a whole pitcher full of sour lemonade and it is definitely not what I expected. I will take what I get and work with it.

To make the lemonade better, the best option is to add in a dash or two of sugar. Then the once bitter taste which causes our taste buds to clench becomes a nice sweet refreshing beverage.

I know in life you can not really just throw in a spoonful of sugar and then everything becomes perfect. However, we can encompass ourselves with people, places, and situations which make the gloomy days brighter.

I have had an opportunity to let my life and situation take me in two different directions. I have in the past taken the road which only leads to feeling sorry for oneself and being miserable. Let me tell you, it is not worth it. Never waste your time thinking about what could have been or what you should have done differently. When you find yourself in less than perfect situations find the good in it.  There will always be someone or something to help you when you are in need of a little sunshine.

To my surprise I have enjoyed the past 9 weeks more than I thought was possible. I have no idea how long I will be out for, but to be completely honest, it doesn’t look like it will be anytime soon.  The diagnosis is still kind of unknown for sure. When I know more I will update. For now, I just want to talk about the greatness of the past several weeks.

First off, Seth, has been running amazing, I truly wish I could be there to watch his races. With about a month left till State, I know he will surprise everyone with some epic times. Then there is Camrie, who is dedicating herself to this sport. She has dropped her times drastically since the start of track season. It is super exciting to hear about their races and workouts every week. Their positive attitudes are enough to make anyone smile. Then there is GCU. I was so glad I was able to travel to California with the team a few weeks ago.  Watching these kids race is so refreshing.

I have definitely found my happy place.  I truly love every aspect of this sport. Even when it hands me lemons. I may not be able to run, which I would love to do, but at least I get to be apart of so many other people’s journey.

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