After waiting for the mailman every day for two weeks, I finally resorted to the fact that, while on paper and actually knowing it myself, I may not receive my medal from the Azalea Trail Run in March. It is still hard for me to believe that I would even come close to getting such a grand prize. It was such an honor to be good enough to be eligible - and not come in for the last "place" prize! To put this in further perspective, there were 3,000 runners with 300 people placing for medals (10 per age group). This race had many international Olympic runners. Though disappointed in not getting the medal, I began to accept that what is recorded in their results would just have to do. BUT ........ when the mail came today, there it was!!! And, WOW, is it beautiful! It is large, very heavy and deeply engraved with different messages on both sides, then hung on a very pretty pink ribbon. Can you tell I'm excited??? (You can view a larger image if you want to read the medal by clicking on the picture.) Without waiting any longer, here it is beginning with the wonderful letter ...
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And finally, a picture with me and the medal. (I couldn't wait to get a picture and had not long come in from my daily run. What you see is what you get, ha!)
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life."
Blogging Without Obligation
After coming across what seemed to be the 4000th or so post on someone’s blog starting with “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile.” I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it. I am thinking that no one should utter those words again . . .and with that thought I give you Blogging Without Obligation. •Because you shouldn’t have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill. •Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine. •Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing. •Because sometimes less is more. •Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog. •Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone. •Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be “bloggable”. •Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .
You'll find some great and quick snacks to have on hand at this site. Though it refers to kids, they are great for anyone. After all, we're all humans! Run HERE to see them.
Meals for Energy
Click HERE to get some great meals for pre race day and post race.