The Long Distance Run for Health
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Five a.m. seemed to come extra early this Saturday. No sleeping in, no 8a.m. alarm. I got up early, prepared breakfast for my husband, youngest son, and middle daughter. Today was the Oklahoma State Cup and soccer starts early in the morning. My family not only plays soccer but also referee soccer games. So whether they are playing some where or officiating we are usually up before daylight and checking in at the soccer fields by 7 a.m. We have done this with the four younger children since they were in elementary school. And life goes on.
I am happy that my children play soccer as well as officiate. They stay active doing both and I see that they have benefited health wise from being so active. I don't want them to become sedentary like me and put on a ton of weight. They are smart students and spend hours studying. I am happy that they counter balance their lives being physical and eating healthy. I hope that some day I can get myself into the good physical shape that they are in. I taught them what to eat and how to eat so they could be at their best physical condition. I don't know how or why I didn't apply the same rules to myself. I don't know why I let my health become so critical. My children were so beside themselves with worry that they offered to help me relearn the things that I forgot to apply to myself.
Today I had a lot of uninterrupted thinking time on my hands. Time to re-think about the decisions that I made concerning my health. I insisted the children stay healthy but I let myself off the hook. I should have known better. I think I did! I know better now and will do better. I have my team of cheerleaders cheering me on. My sport is the long distance run for a healthy me and I won't stop until I cross the finish line.