I will spare you the details but the short story is this - I have had a painful gallbladder attack. If you add together the time it took to diagnose (last week), remove (this week) and recover/be released to work out (2 more weeks), I will have lost 4 weeks of training time and the big event will be a mere 5 weeks away.
When it comes to things outside my comfort zone (specifically exercise and diet related), I have never been a "finisher". I have started many plans, paid for many programs and when life got in the way I used it as a convenient excuse to quit and go back to my comfortable, couch potato ways.
For me, being on this team has been as much about finishing something as it has been about losing weight and getting fit.
At the end of the day this curve ball has provided me with this "life lesson":
If you don't make time to exercise, eat right and take care of yourself consistently you WILL eventually be forced to take time to deal with the results - illness, lack of energy etc.
As with all things - life is much less about what happens to you than it is about how you react. We all get the curve ball, the car that won't start, the sick kid on a busy day, the plan b or or plan c or plan d.
So, I will relying on my team, putting on my big girl panties and doing what it takes to get to 13.1 on April 7, 2013.
See you at this finish line.