Now, at 52 years old, not only am I a distance runner but I am a marathon runner. There is a chance that I will never run another marathon. But there is a better chance that one day I will. And even if I don’t, I am a marathon runner.
Most importantly I want to take the time to congratulate myself on showing up, imperfectly at times, for myself, for nearly an entire year, to meet, achieve and succeed in my goals…. ALL of my goals for this particular event. Celebrating my achievements is not something I am accustom to so I am working to develop that more for myself as well.
I am grateful that Robert is willing to put up with me. I am not the easiest person at times.
I am grateful that he has taught our kids that the most important relationship in our family is our relationship with each other. We have always joked with our kids we can’t miss them if we don’t leave AND when they leave we still want to like being with each other.
I am grateful for the opportunity to share the people and things that I am grateful for with all of you. Thank you for taking the time to read any of these posts.
I am grateful for the things that I have learned about myself in the process.
Our other kids tease both him and me about him being the favorite. And while I love all my kids, and they are all my favorites, I have known Karai the longest so… ;P
He has at times put a lot of pressure on himself as the oldest, but hopefully, he knows how grateful I am for him and who he is. He is a good man and a good example to me.
My body is an amazing gift and I want to take care of it. I want to appreciate all the wonderful things my body can do. I want to appreciate how my body has gotten me to this point in my life. I want to appreciate the strength and endurance my body is capable of.
I am grateful for this body…. all it has done and what it will yet do….to make my life the blessing and gift that it clearly is.
If you have met Ally and you don’t know, it will probably come as no surprise that her favorite color is yellow. She is pure sunshine. With a 1000-watt smile and warm inviting personality, she is always ready to help someone else feel welcome and included.
Ally is a determined woman who is wiling to go after the things she wants to do in life.
YES…. I have 10 brothers and 2 sisters.
As if this wasn’t unusual enough, we actually like each other. And we like each other’s spouses. And we like most of each other’s kids ….jk…. we love them all!!
It is an amazing blessing to me to have so much support and love in my life. And even though we are all very different individuals, and have all our own crazy lives, I am so glad that we are able and willing to share those lives with each other.
I love Thanksgiving because more than just all the yummy food it is a day spent with family and enjoying some traditions.
It is a day focused on gratitude. I strive to make gratitude a regular practice that lasts longer than one day or month.
Music is one thing that at times doesn’t seem fit in the self-coaching model. Music can stir emotions in me, it seems, without even thinking. Of course, my brain is thinking in those moments, but the emotion can be so strong, so stirring, it is as if the music touched my very soul.