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The Need To Spark

Saturday, June 09, 2012

I took this picture on May 5th. It was the last time I exercised.

On the way home from this amazing hike, a stop that was out of my normal routine ended up changing the course of our family's life.

That is a blog for later (I'm hoping this week).

But going through some pictures on my phone today, I found this flower, and it reminded me of my personal goals - the ones that compliment getting to live out the big life one - the daily little goals that keep me moving.

Time for exercise (at least the kind I've like doing) has been non-existent, and I haven't yet adjusted my routine to find other things I can do in the small amount of time I have left every day.

I know that May and June are out of the norm because we are trying to so much in a such a limited amount of time, but I also know that I feel the absence (of exercise, of 6 small meals, of water, of sleep) - and that my health is fading as a result.

In a word, I feel far too "soft".

I hope you enjoy this picture as much as I do, I think for awhile I'll make it my profile to help remind me.

Spark On!

PS - if you missed my status update last week, we bought a bookstore!
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    Awesome sorry so late seeing this blog, every time I see Argyle I think Where are U? now I know! Hope your doing well!
    1423 days ago
    YOU BOUGHT A BOOKSTORE??!! That is fantastic!! I'm so sorry I have been so MIA and out of the loop but I have been thinking of you a lot! I'm not sure of the life changing event you mentioned here but I hope everyopne is okay and know that even though there is time and distance between us, I'm still here for you!
    1519 days ago
    Wow--a bookstore! That's awesome! I have been thinking of you and wondering how things were going. Well, these things are changes that we need to learn to re-create our lives around, aren't they? You see the need, and though life is not dealing you a lot of time to take care of it, I have confidence that you will.

    Good luck with you new store!!!

    And I love the flower. :-)
    1554 days ago
    Good to see you back sparking, Katie! How fun! A bookstore would be a dream-come-true for me. Look forward to hearing more about it. Now go lift some books!
    1572 days ago
    A bookstore? ;-)
    I love books, too!

    Do you have any kind of healthy habits about exercise?
    Mine is to do 10 min exercise every day, no matter what. First, I started with 30 day trial, then I decided to keep it.
    1572 days ago
    Goals are important, no matter how small you think they are. emoticon

    1593 days ago
    Hope things are going well for you & your new ownership of the bookstore! That would be my dream business to own! I know how it is when you are busy & can't get into your routine... hope you are doing better than me at that!
    1593 days ago
    I hope you are back and sparking soon! That is so exciting about the bookstore!!! BUt please don't ever back burner your health - it wont pay in the end!
    1593 days ago
    What happened to change your exercise? I hope things are ok for you.


    1597 days ago
    built in strength training :)

    1598 days ago
    Somehow, I think moving all those books might be exercise!
    1598 days ago
  • MICHSTATE said something about "news" in your last blog....and now, this?!?!? What's up?!?! You are killing me with the suspense!!!!! I hope it's nothing bad, you have me worried!!!! I hope you spill the beans soon!!!!!
    1599 days ago
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