A blog about my journey of training to run a 1/2 marathon with Team In Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and beyond.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blessed Is This Life

Today is my birthday and I woke up with this song in my heart. It makes me happy. Maybe I'll add it to my running playlist.

I welcome the sun
The clouds and rain
The wind that sweeps the sky clean and lets the sun shine again
This is the most magnificent life has ever been
Here is heaven and earth and the brilliant sky inbetween

Blessed is this life and i'm going to celebrate being alive.
Blessed is this life and i'm going to celebrate being alive.
Blessed is this life and i'm going to celebrate being alive.
Blessed is this life and i'm going to celebrate being alive.

-Brett Dennen

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Please Pass the BenGay

Okay, yesterday was my first official (for me) day back training and I am paying for it today. Ugh! I was perhaps I a little overzealous and went beyound the reasonable realms of what I should have done, and I am paying for it today. Not to mention the fact that the baby with the ear infection is only letting me sleep about 4 hours a night. So I feel about 80 years old today and probably smell horrible, seeing how I am covered in BenGay and Tiger Balm patches. Upside is my sinuses are clear today!  Hopefully, after class tonight I can do some serious stretching and a light workout and be back in tip-top shape. I'll let you know how it goes, if I am still able to move my fingers. : )

Peace, love, and Cheese,

P.S. Go Steelers!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Holy amnesia, Batman!! It's been 2 months.

I have not blogged in almost 2 months. Well, I did say that the holidays were horrible for training and apparently for blogging too. So admittance is the first step to recovery, right?! Okay, so my training has been sporadic at best. Mostly... non-existent. But that is all about to change. With the exception of a current ear infection in the little one, everyone is well. We have battled colds, flu, ear, sinus, and respiratory infections, and a lupus flare that knocked me out of commission for two weeks. No MORE!!! Training begins in earnest today and may God help me.  Dear Lord, give my knees, ankles, and feet swiftness and strength. Give me the motivation to get up off the floor, couch, bed, or other comfortable reclining surface and do my runs. But mostly Lord give me good weather and healthy children. I have been such a grumpy moody lately, and if I could get in one week of really good workouts, I'm pretty sure that THAT will go away. I NEED to run. Please let me run. Amen.

P.S. See how cute they are when they are sick?!! Angels!

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