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."

Monday, August 23, 2010


I haven't posted much on this blog lately but there HAS been a lot going on this summer. Our running blog stays quite busy as does our time running. It has been so hot that we're hoping all the hard work we are "trying" to do will pay off this fall. And, my diet has gone to pot! My stamping blog has been updated but not as often as it could be. It will be updated more in the days to come.

This time of year, also, brings back such wonderful, yet sad, memories of directing Day Camp at our church. I have missed it so much but, honestly, I don't know how I could have "fit" it in these last two summers. The last year I worked I had all the kinks worked out, state issues resolved and church members pretty much satisfied that things would work as usual with minor changes during these two months. I left it to run practically by itself and that was pleasing for me. The sweet children kept me wanting more and more and there wasn't a year that went by that I didn't cry because it was over!! I'm not just "saying" crying but actually crying! And, the first and hardest year, some of the children and parents SAW me crying...I couldn't hold back. After it was over, I would browse through that year's photos and reminisce...then I would look at them again seeing how much they had grown from the year before or even from the inception of Day Camp. Don't get me wrong...there's work involved-lots of it...but it never superceded the love I had for providing a fun summer for the children. And after a month's of rest, I could hardly wait for it to start me crazy, I guess. I loved each child like a mother would and treated them as such. I remember many church members coming up to me when it was over and saying "aren't you glad it's over" and with tears welling up inside, I would emphatically say "No!" Truly, I don't believe they understood. Okay...nuf said on this subject!

Keep cool and I'll try to post a little more often than I have been. Now, off I go to get in a good run. Preparations for another half marathon will be rounding the corner soon. Once I healed from my fall earlier this year, the heat set in and my running distance has suffered. But I can hardly wait to get started again. Yay!! I love doing these!!

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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

Click HERE to get some great meals for pre race day and post race.

Our Races Through 6-01-09

Go to our running blog for newer updates.