Monday, May 14, 2012

A new chapter

Well, I survived mother's day. It wasn't too bad. Only a couple times did I have to hold back tears, but all in all it was a beautiful day. I'm glad it's over though.

Moving on...

Back when we were in year 2 of our fertility treatments, I decided I wanted to challenge myself and learn to run (hope to lose some weight along the way). And after running my first 10 k race, I was excited to turn it up a notch and train for a half marathon. However, I was advised otherwise. My RE and nurse said it was too intense for my body, and especially given that I had never done one before. So, I stopped. But clearly it wouldn't have mattered either way because all treatments failed regardless.

So here we are today, our fertility journey done and I'm like a lost puppy. For 4 years all I've known is fertility everything. I need to find myself again because I got lost. I admit, I probably should have found some balance, but I didn't. Mostly.

I am beginning a new journey though. Setting a new goal. Starting a new chapter. I am officially training for a half marathon. I am in different place mentally and I'm ready. I haven't been this excited about something in a long time. I know it's going to be tough, but in comparison to infertility, endometriosis and failed treatments, I will survive.

The race I am registered for is the Toronto waterfront half marathon. It's going to be amazing. The waterfront is beautiful and the energy at these large venues are always buzzing.

I can do this.


  1. Good luck running the half! You can do it. I do not consider myself a runner at all. I ran (ok, I walked some since I didn't properly train) a half during our IF battle. It was nice to have a non fertility goal even if it is a little distraction!

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. I have plenty of time to train...I'm pretty excited!

  2. Hooray for the half! I'm thrilled for you. I miss running like CRAZY. I swear it helped keep me relatively's quite the stress reliever. Good luck. Keep us posted. Running is SO mental (but I'm sure your DH could tell you that)!

    1. You are so right, running is SO mental. I am quickly learning that. Will keep you posted!!!! Thanks!