VW is what my sweet girl is working on. Independently. Which allows me to jump on my blog, y’all! I’m always breaking some rule of English on my own time, aren’t I??? If it’s the non-capitolizing-eecummings-thing, or incomplete sentences, I’m always doing something 🙂
Anywho…I ran on our new Landice treadmill yesterday. I loved it. I hadn’t really appreciated it for all it’s goodness. The last time I ran on it was before Houston & my mojo was still MIA. Glad it’s back. phew.
Mass on Sunday keeps coming back to mind. One of the readings was about how the Holy Spirit gifts us with different talents/gifts according to His Will. I had never really thought of it that way. I have asked for certain gifts of the spirit over the years, and wondered why I didn’t receive them. Now I know. The Holy Spirit knows better than me, for sure, but I hadn’t thought of simply being grateful for those gifts that I DO have. Well, now I’m more grateful than ever! Like always, His ways are wwwwaaay better than my ways!
My son is still in town. His classes start next week. I love having him here. He is such a good person. He has a kind, discerning heart that I admire so much.
I’m back to running. I love it as much as ever. I turned 45 on my b-day/Houston Marathon day 🙂 I will not take a day for granted. As long as God gives me breath, I will make the most out of what He gives me. I realized during my marathon, at a little low point that I experienced, actually – and by low point, I mean low as in emotional – it just hit me: “I’m running a marathon ON my 45th birthday! THIS is awesome. I am LUCKY! I am blessed!” My legs chugged a little faster at this realization. I won’t let other people’s limitations be MY limitations. I won’t let THEIR junk rent space in MY head. Life is GOOD! At the end of the day, it is up to each of us to be able to have a solid, good accounting of how we used the time we were allotted. And, we all get the same 24 hours, right?
Soooo. I’ve decided I’m going to move at least once a day. I think it’s good to have a default. My default is at least 30 minutes a day. Something. Ride, run, walk, swim, elliptical, whatever. Homeschooling has changed the complexion of my day, in a beautiful, filling way. I don’t have a “next race” on the horizon & I’m okay with that. I gotta have a goal, though, that’s for sure. My goal right now is 80 miles by February something. I forgot what I picked. I picked it right after my marathon, so I’m sure it’s mid-February. That’s 20 running miles a week, thereabouts. I can do that. I’m waiting on my wetsuit to arrive. I had issues with the first one. Yay, Amazon.
Alright, VW is over!
Peace, y’all. Lent is right around the corner! I love Lent. It’s marathon training for the spirit. Seriously.