While in ICU I promised God that if he would let me out of there alive, I would improve my health and help as many folks as possible for the rest of my life.

I have a lot of miles on feet done

Tomorrow brings with it the possibility of me hitting the 1000 mile mark, on foot, for 2018. It’s been fun and a ton of those miles have been spontaneous, although I do plan to be spontaneous.

Responsibilities here with mom make being spontaneous a rather good way to handle such things as exercise.

Towards the end of December 2017 the cold hard fact hit me right between the eyes that 2017 had been a disappointing year for miles on feet. I decided to counter the 710 miles on feet in 2017 with at least 1200 in 2018.

With a bit over 5 months to go, 1000 ant to bad. It’s gonna be interesting to see how 2018 ends up, as far as miles go.

Here are the approximate mile totals so far beginning on June 1, 2012:

  • 2012 –  1680
  • 2013 – 4032
  • 2014 – 5588
  • 2015 – 3700
  • 2016 – 1348
  • 2017 –   710
  • 2018 – 1000 (so far)

This is, of course no big deal, but it adds some excitement to life for me, and keeps me moving.

An athlete whose indigenous skills helped make her a marathon star

This is so awesome

Watch “Danny Gokey – Hope in Front of Me

my friend said this brought comfort to her and I can see why it did.

goals? quotes?

My friend noticed all the quotes and goals I have blogged about recently, and decided she wanted to put a thought in the mix.

She has apparently studied and taught of such.

She said, paraphrasing: “Quotes and goals are not the end all, in fact, they are simply tools to be used at the right time. The end all is doing the right thing, at the right time, as often as possible. She added it’s easy to get lost in hype. One of the best tools available is reflection, input from others and a decision that can be questioned, and changed, if need be, during any trip.”

upping the miles . . .

I was really apprehensive at first, upping my miles everyday. I didn’t know how I would react. Walking is pretty low impact stuff though, so it’s going good.

July will probably be my biggest month so far in 2018.

It’s hot at midday, but the miles have to be covered when opportunity presents itself. What I eat and drink is pretty important and that seems to be going good.

With the increase in miles, better sleep follows.

I’m Grateful to be able to jog a little and walk a bunch.

what’s most important?

It’s been a good day, a busy day and somewhat informative. Four telephone conversations, three different causes. Each, according to the person on the other end, is the biggest issue facing society today.

Sorting that out could be time consuming. It’s worth noting that each person, for each cause, is in the trenches concerning what they think is important.

I’m Grateful to have folks that continue teaching me. I think part of learning is thinking you understand it all, realizing you don’t and going at it again.

Just like individuals, groups of folks are a work in progress too.

July 19, 2018 Quote

”It’s okay if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire” Colette Werden

From my friend JW

a visual suggestion from the NIA

Good Idea!

Watch “Eunice Kennedy Shriver: One Woman’s Vision” on YouTube

I have so much respect for her.

Watch “1st Special Olympics World Games-Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s Charge to the Athletes” on YouTube

Beautiful stuff