John 3:16

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Well, I've taken it easy on my hip in the last week and a half. I think it's paid off. I truly hate to say that since my luck is that I will prove that wrong subconsciously :(

I ran once last week on Tuesday and my right hip hurt every step and was glad that it was over. Man, was I!!!

We got back from Orlando late Sunday and my hip was feeling so much better, even with all the walking we did at the Convention Center. So yesterday, I ran very slow and took my time. Though I could "feel" it deep it did not hurt, even all day long. My run was 3.5 miles with a pace of 10:06/mile. Today I thought I would follow suit and try it again. My goal was the same as yesterday with hopes of doing 4 miles. As it turned out, 4 was achievable with a slightly faster pace of 9:57. I can hardly stand to hear this pitiful pace! BUT I don't want to get hurt and ruin my running for months.

I've picked up about 6 pounds since all of this began and I'm sure carrying around this extra weight is more taxing on my body than it was use to a month ago. I am such a creature of habit and do not function well without it. My life has been anything but consistent since May. Adjusting is hard but I have to focus to get re-routed on the right path. I am determined and hopefully not over-determined!

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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. . .

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