Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Just a short update -- this is probably the longest I have been "MIA" from SP. I miss commenting on blogs, participating with teams, etc. but when life gets challenging it is best to make wise priorities and that is what I have been focusing on and work and family are high priorities, which more often than not leave little time for other things, but I am sure you will agree is good.
Since my last blog I have been to Portland, Ohio, Chicago, and now fly to NYC this weekend to run the marathon IF LaGuardia opens up soon. My son and his wife, my brother-in-law and his wife, hubby and I are scheduled to all fly out tomorrow. The week has been crazy though-- will NYC be okay in Sandy, is the marathon on or off, will our flights be canceled, should we try some crazy attempt to get there, is our host okay? All this has added to more than stressful situations at home and work.
So not to bore you with my life details :) -- pray for those who have been so devastated by the storm. My trials of whether I get to really run this marathon or not are piddily compared to what they have suffered. But as you are praying, add a request for patience for me to wait out what I can't control and be kind to all no matter what.
IF I get to run, am I ready? Not sure, I did alot of long runs but the last one was quite a while ago due to travel. But no matter my training, if I make it to the start line it simply feels dishonorable not to do my darnedest given all that NYC would have gone through to keep this event viable.
I have two more events after this weekend, a family reunion and another teaching event, and then I can rest and catch up here with everyone.
Thanks for listening!!