My 1st Half Marathon and Reflections
Sunday, January 20, 2013
So, I did my first half marathon, yesterday! It was a virtual run in honor of the Sandy Hook victims and their families. All proceeds went to United Way in CT who have set up a fund for the families. Having small children, every time I think about this tragedy, I can't help but tear up. My youngest daughter is six years old. I can't even begin to imagine. Even though this run was barely a drop in the bucket, I was humbled to be able to do even something...no matter how small.
I have also learned to be thankful. I'm thankful for the noises and disruptions my children make...because it means they are here, healthy and happy. I am thankful for my messy house...because I have a roof over my head. I am thankful that I have to count calories and exercise, because it means I have an abundance of food and a healthy body that can move and sweat. I am thankful for the hour wait at the doctor's office, because I have access to modern medicines. I am thankful for Sparkpeople...who helped me log my calories, posted encouraging stories...all for free. There is nothing...absolutely nothing, I can complain about, because I am beyond blessed.
Even looking back at how far I've come...I get choked up with gratefulness. How great is our God that He rescued me and helped me find the path to health and fitness?? I am grateful to Him and everything He's done including sending His only Son to this dark world.
So, I post these comparison pictures with an attitude of gratefulness and thankfulness.
Me yesterday after my half marathon:
A few years ago, I would never have thought a half marathon possible: