Desire. Want. Commitment. Conviction. Focus. Determination. Gratitude. These were the emotions that were pulsating through me as I left the fitness studio today. I can shower in a moment but first I need to get this down. Record it. It’s been a long time since I felt a strength like this. It feels like years since I could look in the mirror and know that I was truly getting my healthy back. I experienced this just a half hour ago as I walked back up the hill to my home having completed the Level One Fitness test. I am digging the challenge and rising up to it. It snowed a little last night and this morning a crisp blue sky greeted me with a brilliant sun that is very deceiving as the temperature is currently about -4 degrees Celsius. Still, there is something so invigorating about the sting of the cold air on my cheeks. As I walked down the alley to my building a wash of emotion enveloped me. I thought back to a Sunday morning back in February of 2013. I met with my running group and it was about -8 degrees. We ran a 10 KM that morning. The route took us along W. 4th Avenue to Arbutus Street. Then up to 16th Avenue and along to Ontario Street. From that point it was down to Athletes Village (close to Science World) then along the seawall back to the store. As I was running down Ontario Street the vision of Vancouver frozen in white in all her splendor lay before me. I was drenched in sweat and I can’t remember when I felt more alive. And it was in that moment as I tuned into the universal energy that I was so very much a part of that I accepted I could indeed complete a 1/2 Marathon. The significance of this particular moment is that was the last run I did where I was at my peak. My energy was fabulous and I felt so strong! I was building and all the hard work I was putting in was paying off. The following week as we ran the 12 KM my energy began to wane. The progression of my health slipping from me continued and if you’ve followed this blog you’ll know the reason was cancer. And the internal battle that ensued I am just now beginning emerge from. Climbing up the steps to my home the tears slipped down my cheeks and I just let myself cry. Today I felt the same emotions that I did on that winter morning close to two years ago. I feel so alive right now! So vital and strong! I am taking my life back now in everyway. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day. Namaste.