Running into strength

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I remember how grateful I was to be back to running after my surgery last fall. Days like yesterday have an amazing power to lure me outside for a run. I posted a blog on This Abundantly Delicious Life about Running, which includes a poem with that name that appears in my book Mostly My Heart Sings. After my surgeries, finding my way back to a daily fitness routine gave me focus and called on my strength. I know I danced on the line between pushing too hard and doing what I needed to do to feel normal and whole. My parents encouraged me to pace myself, and my husband supported me in stretching into my challenges. In the end, I found a wonderful balance.

© copyright Vicki L. Flaherty, Mostly My Heart Sings, 2013

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About Vicki Flaherty

I feel most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing and poetry, gardening and photography, or simply living my life each day. Running and yoga enrich my being. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. I share my gratitude for all the gifts in my life on my This Abundantly Delicious Life blog. I find a special joy in helping people succeed. I’ve done something valuable when I’ve helped a colleague or friend see their brilliance and express their full potential. I have awesome opportunities to do this as an industrial/organizational psychologist through leadership, mentoring, coaching, career and other talent programs. I try to encourage Leading with Intention at my blog of this name. As a breast cancer survivor, I found comfort and hope in writing. Poetry flowed through me like a river of healing during my diagnosis and treatment, which I share on my Mostly My Heart Sings blog, that I might offer encouragement and a place of grace and heart for those seeking comfort and hope along their journey.

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