- 5.88 – Miles Run Today
- 5.00 – Miles Run 3/3
- 212.19 – Miles Run 2013
- $425.00 – $ Raised 2013
- 27 – Alzheimer’s Patients/Care Givers Honored
Well March has arrived and I’m trying to get back into the swing of this running thing. Since the journey started in January I’ve had a lot of time to think about how the brain works. It’s been two weeks since the marathon and I remember finishing it. I know it was extremely hard. I see the finisher’s medal hanging in the living room. But my mind tells me I’ve never run a day in my life. My body tells me that I’ve never run a day in my life. Lies, lies, lies. My daughter, Christina, who has been running for a long time tells me this is normal and she goes through it also. I hope things change soon. This doesn’t make sense….
Okay….I’m done whining….Let’s talk about what’s been going on the last few days.
First of all. During tonight’s run at Town Lake a skunk ran in front of me on the path…stopped…and looked at me. I froze for a moment and then ran away as fast as I could. I’m sure I don’t smell that great after a run but that would have been over the top!!
Second. Yesterday I almost gave up on my run after one half of a mile. As I mentioned above, it started out as a bad run – like I hadn’t ever trained before. Luckily Christina called right then, encouraged me and off I went. I thought maybe a change of scenery in my route might make things better. This is what I saw on the way back…
Maybe I should stick with my old routes!!
And last but certainly not least…..One of the joys in my life has been being a dad to four wonderful girls. So many wonderful memories. But how does my baby Elizabeth (who looks like this in my mind)…….
become such a lovely young woman who is ENGAGED to such a fine young man!!
CONGRATULATIONS Elizabeth and Ryan!! I am so excited for you as you start this journey to build your own memories together. You both make me proud….
I’m tearing up…so that’s all for now…
Make it a memorable day!
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