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Call Me Molasses

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Well, I'm running every day, but as the saying goes-
"Slow as molasses in January."
That's me.
If you told me 10 years ago that I would one day run 3 miles,
I'd have laughed in your face.
Today I run 4.5 miles once a week.
Today is a new day.
And finally,
I believe in me.

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TWINKS55 2/4/2012 4:47PM

    That is excellent, Lynn. What progress!
Proud of you!

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SHARON10002 1/27/2012 11:02PM

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You should feel very proud of your accomplishments. Running is running. I can't run because of artificial joint, and I would love to be able to do that! Think of how far it is to drive 4.5 miles in your car! AMAZING!
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ALOHAEV1 1/20/2012 8:21AM

    So many of us have believed in you all along, awesome that you finally believe in yourself enough to actually do it! Awesome on the 4.5.

By the way, molasses in January is when it's the sweetest.

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I Just Don'T Know,

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I am not a competitor by nature.
My journey is a personal one.
I know that I will never be faster than him.
He proclaimed that he would always be faster, no matter what.
He stalked me and passed me at the end,
150 people to beat, but I am the chosen one.
My face is rubbed in it.
Lucky Me.
If he were a stranger I would not care at all,
but he's not,
and my soul is broken.

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KGWINDER 12/9/2011 10:14PM

    to be human is to be able to be wasn't your position rather the trust of a friend being turned on you, ouch! Just take a moment to remember the time you would have laughted at even being able to do a long walk. You've come so far in self improvement, caring and understanding. "the last will be first", don't let another pride drag you into acedia. God got you across the finish line as much as you go forth skipping at the success.

tis the season of joy - please note you are still my inspiration - I know your path is a good one

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ALOHAEV1 11/19/2011 7:58PM

    Such sad words, hope hugs will help mend a broken soul. emoticon emoticon

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Slow as Molasses in January,

Monday, October 10, 2011

but on October 8, my personal record 33:55 in the Triangle Run/Walk for Autism. I run in honor of Shelby, the Belle of Shelby's Bells.

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ALOHAEV1 10/10/2011 10:55PM

    You would have beat my time by a mile or so...having been to Vermont in January, molasses is much slower than that!

Be Proud, and may Shelby continue to be the Belle of the Ball.

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2011 Triangle Run/Walk for Autism- a prayer for Shelby.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Oh, how I wish thatI could hear her sing........

One week from today I run with Shelby's Bells in honor and with hope for my little granddaughter Shelby.

The name Shelby's Bells was inspired by the old round, "White Coral Bells" :

White coral bells upon a slender stalk
Lillies of the valley deck my garden walk
Oh, don't you wish
That you could hear them ring
That will happen only when the fairies sing.
(or my line is that will happen ALWAYS when the angels sing)

Shelby LOVES flowers, and like the lillies of the valley, she does not speak, she does not sing.
Somehow, in spite of her lack of words, she does ring!

Perhaps with the help of the angels in Heaven and on earth, she will one day sing.

My run is my prayer for her.
I hope I make her proud :)

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KGWINDER 10/4/2011 10:50PM

    Will you make it? I can't give you the type of support I would like to this year, but I can say you are on my nightly bedside prayer list for:
*good weather
*good sleep
*good mind set
*to run with the "bells" ringing in your mind
*that Shelby will start to hum this year

I know your prayers have been a miracle to me, I only hope I've learned from you this year.

As Autumn leaves blow on the walk
Gentle angels gather in hushed talk
Oh, don't you wish
to deliver Lynn the lift of our wings
hasten that hope Shelby Belle sings

For in heaven, her bell is louder than a wish

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ALOHAEV1 10/3/2011 10:30AM

    Such a sweet Angel Face, I too hope some day the fairies sing with her.

She will always be proud of you, you are an awesome Nana. You make us all proud.

Hugs to all of you!

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

watching the towers fall and weeping.
I was sitting in a chair in the break room at work.
The thighs of my 265 pound body were indented by the armrests on the chair.
A new world now in so many ways.
With faith and perseverance good will triumph.
God Bless the USA

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KGWINDER 9/15/2011 6:09AM

    The dead silence over our home with no airlines in the air (we are the home of Boeing), then followed by the methodical military jets flying a grid pattern over our skies.

It was bad enough to be awaken early by an Eastcoast friend to see the first minutes after the first plane hit the tower. I ran and filled our cars with gas and got money from the ATM - because they announced that all local banks were closing. The never ending day that had one unbelievable scene after another.

The weeks that followed with bomb threats, our Federal building closing due to white powder in mailings....but then their were those that flew their flags - on their homes, cars, freeway overpasses. The stickers with God Bless America and talk of hope and rebuilding. A day that started a season of one heart.

I saw Mount St. Helen's blast and it will never linger in the same way. God bless every soul with peace. Before I even knew you Lynn, we were both weeping together as the towers fell.

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ALOHAEV1 9/12/2011 8:59AM

    God Bless Our Great Nation, may He watch over our troops as they protect US.

Great picture by the way! emoticon

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DEBTEVELDAHL 9/11/2011 4:02PM

  emoticon God Bless the USA . Debi T. emoticon emoticon

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