Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Rude Awakening? Goal #1

This past week was something else. We had planned a family vacation to Tennessee. A camping, boating, family reunion fun time! Four hours into the drive we got a phone call from my husband's family. His father had a stroke.

The next few days were full of mixed blessings. His father is improving a little more each day, but it's going to be a long process. We felt blessed to be half way to him when the call came in. It was good to see him and many others in the family. What a blessing it is to have such a strong family around to help lift and support each other.

Now for the wake up call. Between my father-in-law and the family reunion, Nathan and I were reminded that we need to take better care of ourselves. No one can make us eat healthy and exercise. No one else can make those decisions for us. But we can decide to do those things so we can spend more years with our children and future grandchildren.

Nathan and I both decided last weekend that NOW is the time.

We are going to run the Country Music Marathon in April. The full. We've decided it's going to be our way of celebrating turning 40.

Training starts Monday, but today I started with walking and weights.

Goal #1--Run a Marathon will be checked off on April 25th, 2015

The Country Music 1/2 Marathon 2008

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