Color Watch 2013: Oct 4
Embrace the Season

Can't Stop

Today . . . I need a soundtrack. **


Five years ago right now, I was in the midst of being diagnosed with cancer.  Although I don't think about it quite as obsessively as I once did, I still think about it every day.  And, in many ways, that whole experience - from concern to worry to diagnosis  and right on through treatment and into  "survivorship" - has defined who I AM now.

This life is more than ordinary. 

If there's one thing that my cancer experience has shown me, it's that life really IS more than ordinary. 

So, reach out.

Grab it.

Wring as much out of it as you can.


Go write your message on the pavement.

Figure out what you really want to do.  And then do it.

Travel the world.

Learn new stuff.

Move.  Jump.  Stretch.  Run.


Can't stop, addicted to the shindig.

So, go do something big.

Something you never thought you could do.

Because . . . you can!  And, in fact, you ought.


This life is more than just a read-through.



**  This weekend, I ran a 5K.  Not that big a deal, really.  But, for me, it was a Big Deal.  My personal 5-year "thing."  I need to acknowledge the Couch-to-5K app for getting me going . . . and the Red Hot Chili Peppers for providing the soundtrack that worked best for getting me through the actual running part.  Their songs, in my ears, kept me moving.  (Can't Stop: Definitely my running mantra.)  But, mostly, I need to thank Tom . . . who never laughed and only supported my running efforts



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You are an amazing person and if anyone knows how to take life by the horns, it is you! You inspire!


I think it's fantastic that you did this. I'm totally jealous of your time, by the way. I guess that's the difference, though, between someone who has been active and exercising for a long time and someone . . . like . . . me. LOL. I know you rocked that 5K!


Wow! Good for you!


Congrats on the 5K! You rock!
And so glad you kicked the big C's b*tt!


yay YOU! what a great accomplishment to recognize the five year mark! (also, love your outfit! way to ROCK that run!!)


Yay for you, and for putting cancer 5 years behind you.


Good going! And, truly I wouldn't be anywhere in my running career if it wasn't for Doug, my motivating force. And congratulations on your 5 years. THAT is a particularly special number I believe. Wooooooo Hooooooooooo!


Yay, you did it!

Lori on Little Traverse Bay

That is awesome! (The run AND the inspiration you provide!)


You are AWESOME!! Congratulations, Kym!

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