This weekend was super fun. I couldn’t have asked for a better one. I had a bunch of conversation and…wine.
Most importantly, I saw a bunch of inspirational women achieve some awesome goals this weekend! I couldn’t have asked for anything else. It was amazing.
My dear friend Crysta (who called me and said that she was not going to make it through her mud run multiple times)….completed her first mud run with over 25 obstacles! She looks gorgeous in her mud!
(PS: Great job to Chocolate Covered Crunches Support Nick also!)
EJ, a new half marathon completer, finished the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia this weekend.
And Deandra finished the Hit the Brixx 5K in Charlotte!
These ladies inspire me!
And then…I found another woman who absolutely has been on my mind ever since I met her this weekend. I volunteered at a Teal Diva event this weekend. It was BEAUTIFUL. I walked in and turned around and saw a bubbly woman who looked gorgeous in a white dress and teal high heels who walked right up to me and gave me a huge hug. She introduced herself as Shannon.
I learned throughout the evening that Shannon is a survivor of Ovarian Cancer and the founder of Teal Divas. I immediately went home to find more about her story and came about her article. These women rocked this weekend and proved to everyone (not just this weekend either) that YOU CAN DO IT.
I’ll leave you with a excerpt from Shannon’s story this morning…more to come 🙂
“One thing I have learned throughout my journey is each person’s experience is their own. Many people say, “How do you do it? I wouldn’t be able to face each day with the strength, determination and positive attitude you have.” My response: “Yes you would!” The bottom line is this: I could have stayed in bed and cried a million tears. And if there was one time in my life when people would have showed up for my pity party, it was then. But at the end of the day, I would’ve still had cancer. So if you or a loved one is going through a tough time, always remember that God will never give you more than you can handle. Slow down and enjoy the moment. If there’s something you have always wanted to do, do it. See the good in everything and find the silver lining. As the saying goes, “this too shall pass.” And you’ll be stronger because of it.”
All of this to say, this Monday…make it an amazing Monday. Do something good and at least 20 minutes of it.