John 3:16

"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."

Friday, September 25, 2009

For the first time since Sunday, I got out and ran this morning. I am so very glad I did. It was real foggy but not smothering. As a matter of fact, I ran 5 miles! I haven't run that long in a while. My pace was slower than usual but I really didn't care. I wanted my pace to be slower to achieve a good calorie burning run instead of speed one.

Kent ran a while (for time, not distance) and worked out at the pool afterwards. I usually run longer than he as he can do his swimming and be ready about the time I've finished. I was glad to see my lady friends when I went inside to be with him. They are the sweetest ladies and we seem to have a kind of bond. There's one in particular that I always look for and she does me, too. She is in her 80's and has arthritis real bad. I don't know how she makes it there sometimes due to the pain. She still drives and is very faithful to the water aerobics class. These ladies all seem to watch after one another and check on each other if they don't know why they aren't there. It is so nice to know that women care for another as they age. I hope I will be blessed with friends like these when I reach those decades. It is truly a blessing from God!

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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. . .

Easy Snacks

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

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Our Races Through 6-01-09

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