Run with me!

It’s a big day in the non-writing world for me. By the time you’re reading this post, I’m in surgery or recovering from it.

And you know how I always try to find a silver lining to the “yucks” in my life, right?

Like when Lynn got diagnosed with cancer then passed away. We started AZ Pain Train and rode 407 miles across Iowa in her name, raising a ton of money for cancer. Things like that.

I believe that when you’re faced with a “yuck” you grow from it…if you choose to. Well, my yuck comes in the form of major surgery. I’m fine, no cancer or anything, just stage four endometriosis. I’ve had it relatively easy in comparison to some, but finally, the pain of it just didn’t make sense anymore, so it’s time for surgery.

And with this surgery, there is a LONG down time. No work for six weeks, etc.

But, during all the prep for this event, I asked myself, what can I do after this? As a result of this? Something that’ll push me, make me grow…

Any guess as to what I decided?

Come on…just try a guess…

Okay, I’ll tell you.

I’m going to run a marathon!

Yep. I’ve never run a FULL marathon. I’ve done a few half-marathons, but a full–YIKES.

I figured if I have a big goal at the very start of this mega surgery, my recovery will be better. The emotional and physical junk that follow a full hysterectomy can be a little…intense, so if I have an emotional and physical goal to work toward, it’ll help.

Of course I have to challenge you guys, too, by asking this:

Will you run with me?

Let’s do this together. Couch to marathon. Or Couch to half-marathon. Who’s in? You could live ANYWHERE and do this along with me. Start looking for a race in September or October in your area. I’m aiming for September. Haven’t chosen my race yet, but while I’m laid up, I’ll have LOTs of time to search them out.

Then, together, we’ll train. Checking in on Twitter, Facebook, blogging. We’ll do this together. We’ll get fit. Push ourselves. Be stronger!!

I’ve never done a marathon before, and I’m a little scared, but I’m going to try. I’d love to have you along for the adventure. So, if you’re in, email me: LynnRush (at) lynnrush.com and we’ll do this together!

10 thoughts on “Run with me!

  1. Lynn,
    Praying for your quick recovery.
    Your post gave me a much needed kick in the behind. I’m sending an email your way!

  2. I hope you’re feeling better Lynn!!! 🙂

    5Ks are more my speed, but I know you’ll tackle that marathon piece of cake!! 🙂

    Sending prayers and good thoughts your way….

    *HUGS*

    Lisa 🙂

  3. Good luck on the surgery. And I am 100% in support of you training for a marathon. I’m not ambitious enough to do a marathon but I have set my sights on at least a 10k in October (if I’m in good shape by then, I might even do a 1/2 marathon). I’m pretty much in the same boat as you: had my c-section 8 weeks ago and was useless until the last 2 weeks. A 6 week recovery sucks but make sure you take the time and don’t overdo.
    I’ll definitely join you for the training check ins. Even though I have the next 6 weeks while you’ll be in recovery, you’ll still run circles around me as I wasn’t allowed to do any exercise while pregnant due to the heart thing.
    Let us know how you’re doing when you feel up to posting.

  4. I’ll be praying for your quick recovery, Lynn! And wow. You’re always so inspirational. I would join your marathon if I could, but my left leg isn’t a fan of running. (I’ve torn the major ligaments one-too-many times, and I have to keep a stabilizer on.) Best of luck, though! <3

  5. Oh, HUGE luck with the surgery, and good luck with prepping for the marathon! I don’t know that I’m quite that ambitious, but I WOULD like to get running again… maybe build to a 10K, so I can go along with this. I’m currently trying to lose some weight so the running doesn’t kill my knees and ankles, so it may be that your recovery startup time is good timing… Sure. I’m in!

  6. Wishing you a speedy recovery. No marathons for me. My heart couldn’t last with much running–not more then maybe 15 feet or so. I can walk a long way though. You have a great marathon though.

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