When You Accomplish a Goal – Part 2

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.

When You Accomplish a Goal – Part 1

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.

November 30 – I am Grateful for…

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.

November 27 – I am Grateful for…

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.

November 26 – I am Grateful for…

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.

November 25 – I am Grateful for…

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.