Sunday, April 20, 2008

Healing Up and Feeling Fine

So for about the last two weeks I have been feeling pretty good. I rested up after the 50 miler and let all my achy muscles and joints have a break. It seems to have worked. I have been running lower miles and cross training with spin classes. I even have been able to pick up the pace and take walk breaks and keep my pace under 10 minutes per mile! The best part is that nothing aches or hurts by the end of the run or the next day!

I have no big runs or races scheduled for a while, but I decided to take over a fellow Y run club member's' Tacoma City half marathon entry. She hurt her back and can't run. So I'll run. I haven't decided if I'll just run for fun or go for a certain time. I haven't run too many half marathons. 2 as a matter of fact, one road, one trail. My fastest was 2 hours, the Capital City half. We'll see how I'm feeling. I'll be volunteering at the Expo for Rob and then at the finish line too.

Well, I pray that the running continues as it has the last couple of weeks, progressively getting better! Now, If I could only get spring to arrive and stay! It's April 20th and it has snowed for the past three days! No real accumulation here, but north of Seattle had a few inches. It supposed to be warm! Oh well, at least it is pretty.

Grace and Peace to you.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Six Word Memoir

I've been tagged and I am not quite sure whom to tag off too. The tagging may come later.
I was double tagged by Lorri and Michelle.

Here are the rules: 1) Write your own six word memoir
2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want
3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post,
and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4) Tag at least five more blogs with links
5) Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

I've spent the last day or so going through the old fashioned writing process to come up with this memoir.
Here is my brainstorm:

Guided, guiding, living, giving, loving, serving, light, strength, path, rooted in God, friends, mission, adventure, challenge, competitive, family, footsteps, Paul, Michael, Annika, unbound, forward, motion, molding, shaping, touching, compassion, entwined, precedent...

I put some together into phrases.

Guided and guiding, light in darkness, molding lives, shaping minds, guided by light, live to love, unbound by life...

Tis difficult to put one's life into six little words. Should it sum things up, should it be a mission statement? Should it say where I've been, where I am going or where I am? Tough to say.

Here goes, it's hard to let go....

Entwined yet unbound; guider, shaper, lover.

Grace and Peace to you.