Nov 3 2012

I run marathonS

Aaron
I run marathonS

It wasn’t pretty but I completed my second full 26.2 mile marathon today. I can now assuredly tell you that I run marathonS. I badly bruised the ball of my right foot back in September and for the most part it healed but recovery required that I cut back substantially the last few weeks. Between that and the freezing rain today made for a race that was less than desired.

Oh well. At a certain point I decided that I could get bent out of shape about it and drop out, or just be thankful that I am blessed to able to run (regardless of speed today) and plant a smile on my face, make the best of it and finish no matter what.

I am very glad I opted for the latter.

In running, just like in life, there are good days and not so good days. The difference in the outcome is how we decide to deal with the days as we live them. For me there’s always next time, and at some point I will have a great day on marathon day. Really, I’ve had 2 years of good races so to finally have one not so good day is, in my opinion, a blessing statistically speaking.

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24


Jan 29 2012

Rebooting life

Aaron
Rebooting life

It has been a hectic last few months for the A-Team. This week I have sort of rebooted my life, so to speak. I’ve not been depressed per se, but we’ve had a few more “downs” than “ups” the last month or so. To top it all off I had to shelf my running (a major outlet for stress and nice source of healthy endorphins) for about 10 days ending last week and that was probably the low point for me. That said, starting with our minor renovation of the boys’ closet last weekend and getting back into running on Monday, this last 7 or 8 days have been a reboot and has been very nice getting lots of projects completed, messes cleaned up, and just feeling invigorated once again.

Have a great week, prayers for a great OB visit for Anna and Abilene this coming Thursday for the 20 week appointment are much appreciated.