Thursday, January 20, 2011
First, let me thank again EVERYONE for all your prayers and healing thoughts...after a few days of uncertainty, DW has most definitely "turned the corner" and is moving on!
I could get away from the hospital today for a great walk / jog and lately I've been noticing that it has become increasingly tough after walking a bit not to just pick up the pace and turn it into a jog. I had originally started out with the intention of just sticking to walking.
Could. Not. Do. It.
No, I'm not a runner...haven't ruled out becoming one, but had to pause and consider that maybe this is one of the signs / symptoms that I'm "catching on" to this running thing: walking, no mater how fast I push it, just doesn't seem to cut it these days! My feet just want to get MOVING! :-)
Earlier this week I caught up with a former colleague who used to share the office with me. Last year the lucky dog RETIRED! We had lunch together and was he ever GLOATING over how much he enjoyed his retirement and living in this small quiet town where most nights neither he nor his wife remember to lock the front door. It has been nice to sample the town during my walks / jogs.
Now that DW is doing better I can begin to make plans to prepare for my first 5K in March as I've been invited by BOBBYD31 and JAN_FRANDSEN to join in "Just a Short Run" on March 26 in Pittsburgh:
I'm kind of taking a low-keyed approach to this: my goal is to simply complete the 5K, walk run or crawl...lol! I know I've covered that distance on my treadmill many times, but I know that doesn't always translate to the real world so readily. Guess my goal is to walk as little as possible during this event. Simple enough, no...?
We'll see! :-)