On my 100th birthday, I want to walk 5 miles . . .

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My birthday is October the 8th and there will be 69 candles on the cake this year. My height is about six feet and I currently weigh in at 158 pounds.

My mobility is slightly limited by occasional pain in my right hip, but there are no plans to let anyone touch it, at the present time. A small amount of Ibuprofen keeps the pain in check.

My belief is that we were made to be active and that with our actions we send signals to our body to keep us going, or not. Aerobics, resistance, stretching and balance exercise is important to me, as is eating the right food and getting enough sleep. I am not a fanatic with any of this, moderation is important, as is “sharpening the saw”

I wanna keep learning, keep trying and Keep Going as many more years as I can.

This quote may tell the why . . . “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’ “ Erma Bombeck

Thank you for reading my blog.

My layman perspective feels right to me.

I want to keep climbing mountains, because one day the sand in my glass will run out and it will be time for me to go, but until then, I wanna keep climbing.

the secret to a peaceful life?

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“It’s been said that a peaceful life contains moderation and compromise ” anonymous

“Coming to My Senses”

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No, not me. Not gonna happen. Hahaha

I watch the movie on Netflix day before yesterday and watched it again yesterday.

Its about Aaron Baker.

what’s so good about today?

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I woke up. I breathed. I walked across the room. Those are “good” things.

I am “Grateful”

One step at a time, heading My West!

a word from Eric Liddell

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From Eric Liddell . . . . . “You came to see a race today. To see someone win. It happened to be me. But I want you to do more than just watch a race. I want you to take part in it. I want to compare faith to running in a race. It’s hard. It requires concentration of will, energy of soul. You experience elation when the winner breaks the tape – especially if you’ve got a bet on it. But how long does that last? You go home. Maybe your dinner’s burnt. Maybe you haven’t got a job. So who am I to say, “Believe, have faith,” in the face of life’s realities? I would like to give you something more permanent, but I can only point the way. I have no formula for winning the race. Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way. And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. Jesus said, “Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. If with all your hearts, you truly seek me, you shall ever surely find me.” If you commit yourself to the love of Christ, then that is how you run a straight race.”

Chariots of Fire!

a quote about walking

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Makes sense to me

a Bible verse

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“Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.” Proverbs 4: 25-26

August 17, 2018 blog post

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The 7.43 miles today brings my total on foot milage for 2018 to 1,170.

running in the dirt in New Mexico

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In 2013, while pushing the stroller towards Santa Rosa, New Mexico, I saw a runner coming up the hill towards me. We were on a service road. He didn’t look much younger than me, but he was leaner and had a pace I never had, and he was climbing. He stopped, turned South, and went to a fence. He was about to go through it and he saw me. He came over and we chatted. I thought he might have been of Mexican descent, but he said he was a Spaniard. He was very kind, respectful and thought what I was doing was amazing. He gave me a quick hug, told me to watch out for dinosaurs, and said he better get going, that it was 15 miles to his home. He went back to the place in the fence, went in between two pieces of wire, and started running South in the dirt. I was on a ridge, and I thought his pace was extra-ordinary. I stood there and watched until the little dot disappeared.

Those were really some very good times and I miss those times.

about “Mental Toughness”

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I saw this on Twitter a few minutes ago on Ian Kremer’s time line

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