I don't think the word "busy" actually defines our lives in the last month. Mom had thyroid surgery and is doing well. My stepfather's aunt died in Florida (he was close to her).
We began preparing for a garage sale that included cleaning out, throwing away and separating items for the sale. It has been 2-3 years since we've done deep cleaning like we did in the last month. I probably could have had another couple of days to go through more things inside the house. It's really good to discard, share or sell things that we no longer care to own. Our building is nice and clean and it is actually not scary to go inside, ha!
We had a wonderful opportunity to visit with a cousin and his wife almost daily while they were in from Colorado. We enjoyed good ole southern home cooking and eating out, too. His old college roommate and wife ate out with us and it was nice hearing old stories. It was a great time making really good memories on a positive note and not surrounding a funeral or something negative.
And on top of that, we've kept up our running every day through all of this and have run in a couple of races. Another decision made during this time is that I've decided to run in my first marathon. This was a major decision! Kent, also, signed up to run in his first half marathon. I knew I was going to do the half but I've really been wanting to try a full marathon. This course is flat and shouldn't be so challenging. Thought it would be a good "first" one to do. Once that decision was made, it was like a cloud lifted off of me; fear kinda had me in its grips but no longer has its stronghold on me in this area. Now, I can't get enough reading and perusing first-time marathon articles. I have friends that have run them and now I feel I am qualified to enter the stadium, so to speak! It's exciting and scary all at the same time. For more information on my running, go here.
And there's more that was quite time consuming but I won't go into all that. Can I say again, "we've been busy!!" Then I wonder why I am tired and give out. Whew!! Isn't it great to be spent? Hope you've had a good fall beginning.
"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.