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What a difference a day makes

Friday, November 13, 2009

If you've ever lived in central Missouri, then you'll understand how radically the weather can change. Most people will tell you in this part of the country, that if you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes.

After yesterday's frigid run, I was blessed with run in near perfect conditions for me (mid-40s's, sunshine, virtually no wind).

It was a wonderful morning to run. Hopefully, you were able to get some exercise in this morning, or maybe you will sometime later today.

Hope this blog finds you having an amazing day!

  
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NEXTYEAR 11/13/2009 3:47PM

    You have a good weekend. The weather is supposed to hold here. emoticon

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Hello Cold!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It was nice to get out and run today. Temperatures in the upper 20's make it a challenge though. Whoever invented this cold weather gear, i.e. tights and shirts, deserves automatic sainthood.

A few years ago, when I started running in the colder weather I wouldn't get out if it got below 35. Now I'm looking forward to some cold weather running later this year in the teens.

Hopefully, you're able to maintain your exercise plan in the cooler weather. If you choose to stay outdoors, be sure to work yourself into it, and to dress appropriately.

I've rambled more than anyone is probably reading now. So have a great day!

  
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JOEBEASLEY40 11/12/2009 11:24PM

    Mid 70's here in Dallas. If the temp ever gets to 20, I won't be getting out of bed.

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NEXTYEAR 11/12/2009 6:40PM

    I'm still loving our high 50s and can't think 30s yet.

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JOYSONG50 11/12/2009 11:55AM

    Ramble on. You're probably getting more readers than you think.

emoticon on not letting cold temps stop you from getting your workout done. Keep up the good work. It's low 50s winnnnndy where I am. But, won't let the winds stop me cause I'm just crazy like that. Hope not to get blow away. LOL. Have a blessed day.


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URNIGHTNURSE 11/12/2009 11:33AM

    BRRRRRR!oh my goodness, 20's I cannot handle that. It's in the high 60's today and i'm having problems with that. God bless you.

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Sick Family

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Every year about this time, most of us in our family get a cold, or maybe a touch of flu. However, this season has been especially hard on my wife and daughters. So far, I have been the only one who has been spared the onslaught of the flu bug. Of course, it's probably just a matter of time.

Is our's the only family that seems to be struggling with those seasonal illnesses this year?

  
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NEXTYEAR 11/11/2009 7:50PM

    Well, I'm praying that we escape because the flu almost killed my sister in July, the off season. Hope you escape too. You are needed elsewhere than in bed. Cheers! emoticon

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 11/11/2009 4:21PM

    We have all been pretty much been down for a couple weeks. I am finally just about back to normal and the youngest is about there. I'm hoping that we are done with it for the winter.

Hope you guys get better soon.

ttyl

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4EVERBEUTIFUL 11/11/2009 1:12PM

    No I've been sick for months! The doctors say it must be allergies but i've never had them before... weird.

I hope your wife and kids get better soon!

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"I Don't Like Mondays..."

Monday, November 09, 2009

It seems strange to me that Mondays seem so much harder to get up for than, let's say, "Fridays", or virtually any other day of the week. Perhaps it's the sobering reality of the days that await us that cause us to hope for this day to simply move on.

However, a friend of mine used to tell me whenever I found myself in a rough stretch, or frustrated, "This too shall pass".

As I think about the challenges in life that you and I face, it would be good for us to remember this little phrase. When my day starts spiraling out of control, it helps me to remember that life is full of various ups and downs. It's as if there is an eb and flow to life.

Perhaps, it is helpful to remain focused upon the goal of our lives, rather than the mundane or frustrating circumstances that we find ourselves in.

Thanks for letting me share some thoughts and vent about "Mondays."

  
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LUTHERANGIRL 11/13/2009 7:25AM

    Growing up, my mom would always say,"this to shall pass" in
challenging situations.I don't like when my days feel so full
with work or activities that they are out of control.I'm self
employed and our business is open seven days a week so Monday
is just like the rest. I know my primary concerns should be
reading God's Word and Prayer and He will guide me through
the rest.

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LETSGOHUSKERS 11/10/2009 5:26AM

    Mondays are just another day that ends in Y. or is that S oh now I'm confused

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KKLENNERT809 11/9/2009 1:42PM

    Before I even read your blog, I was going to say that I look at Mondays as a challenge. It's kind of a game for me to see how much I can accomplish as it keeps pouring in. And just remember, each Monday that you dread or worry about, is one day less in the scheme of life. Don't wish your days away. Live each day to your fullest.

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Nothing like a morning run

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Each of us have exercises that give us energy and get our minds and bodies ready for the day. For some it might be a brisk walk in the neighborhood, or a game of pick-up basketball with some friends. Regardless of the activity, it is beneficial for us to discover our sweet spot when it comes to exercise.

For me that excercise has become running. I realize that this is not an activity for everyone, but it brings me satisfaction and energy for my day. We have been particularly blessed with some incredible late Fall weather here in mid-Missouri this year.

So what's your "go-to" exercise that you just can't wait to do?

  
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NAENAE1213 11/10/2009 10:23AM

    Loving this weather!!! Beautiful.
For me, it's either a nice nature walk or a good walk through my neighborhood that energizes me. Something about being outside!

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USFBULL 11/8/2009 9:17PM

    Not much for running, but I like the concept of a sweet spot for exercise, for me it is walking, walking outdoors and enjoying the time instead of enduring the exercise. We have had great weather this fall and it helps to motivate to get outside. emoticon Jeff

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MAMONTOYA 11/8/2009 6:38PM

    I love the morning run too. I love the energy and peace I get from being outdoors.

Have a great week.

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