November 8th, 2012 | Posted by john in General

I checked it out today.  It’s been over a year since I posted on this blog.  Which is pretty amazing considering that for a year I posted without fail every week.  I guess after my last 3-Day walk I pretty much went into hiding.  I didn’t really maintain Twitter, I didn’t walk, train or talk to anyone about the 3-Day for the better part of a year.

When I was trying to decide what to do last year, I asked a lot of people for their input.  It was a pretty even split between people saying that I deserved a rest and people saying that breast cancer doesn’t rest and I should keep fighting.  It was not an easy decision, but then I went back to some stuff I have said in the past.  I wrote a post a couple of years ago called Keep Going With Balance and in it I tried to stress the importance of not only continuing the fight against breast cancer, but keeping balance with the rest of your life.  In it, I basically said that if every moment of your life is devoted to the fight against breast cancer to the point that you don’t live your life then it’s not worth it.  I probably didn’t use quite that language, but that was the general idea.

It was with this belief in mind that I decided to take the year off.  I had spent a lot of time and effort in five years and a lot of that kept me away from spending some time with my family.  I decided that I needed to reset and spend a year not focusing on the three day.  A year focusing on my family.  After a year, I can say it was time well spent.

On November 7th I signed up for my next 3-Day for the Cure.  I signed up differently than I have ever signed up, as a crew member.  I’m not sure why it took me so long to decide to crew one of these events, but the time has finally come and I’m excited about it.  In the 2013 3-Day season I will be participating as a route safety crew member in the Dallas/Fort Worth walk.  I’m excited about it, but at the same time I’m going into something that I have never done before.  If any of my crew buddies can give me some words of advice, it would be much appreciated!

This is a short post, but I’m sure that as the year progresses I will have a lot more to say about this awesome journey.


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