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working on 2019 goals

Partnering with mom, sleeping, eating, resistance training, aerobics, social media, and miscellaneous other stuff, take up a lot of every 24 hour period for me.

I haven’t mentioned jogging and walking.

The chase for the 2092 miles in 2018 took away some options, spent a lot of time on foot. I’ve enjoyed the long range goal though, but . . . . .

At this moment, right now, my plans are to limit the amount of long range goals and go heavier on short ones. (time)

Still pondering . . . . .

some thoughts about 2019 Goals

There will be some. Here are some of the criteria to be used.

  • Is it worthwhile?
  • Is it attainable?
  • Is it date certain?
  • Is it measurable?
  • Is it in conflict with other goals?
  • What strings are attached, if any, that would stop the attempt and judge it a failure?

There will be a “miles on foot” goal for 2019, for sure.

I will make myself accountable by telling others of my goals, and

will fight vigorously to reach them.

I read in Psychology Today that our brain is a goal setting machine.

Wednesday December 5, 2018 blog post

How do I define “Never Give Up?”

It means believing in myself, being willing to accept failure and learning from it, not compromising on important values, walking the walk I suggest, and maybe most importantly, to me, to Keep Going, Keep Setting Goals, no matter how much I fail or succeed.

Some pictures from today:

The hourglass represents a question Mark asked of me. “Jack, we all get sand in our hourglass, and we never know when it will run out. What ya gonna do with yours?”

Since June 1, 2012 the old guy has been on foot, raising money and awareness for charity. Today, the 19,000 mile mark was reached.

Keeping mom safe, myself healthy and raising money and awareness concerning Down Syndrome.

I came back to post a collage with the stroller and train tracks.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 blog post

“Go to your Strengths Athlete.” I read that in the book, and enjoy how it makes me feel when thinking of it.

The Charity Miles application says this old guy (me) was on foot over 8 miles yesterday.

Here are some pictures . . .

Mom walked a mile

Brave Monkey- one of my companions on the Epic Journey

On page 37 in the book Momentum, Mark speaks of one mans explanation of the word Athlete.

What is my mission? Staying healthy, keeping mom safe, and raising money and awareness concerning Down Syndrome.

My thoughts about a quote

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you.Joyce Brothers

It seems to me that when life gets serious and decisions made may have a significant and long lasting impact on an individual, the time for candy coating and walking on eggshells may have come to an end.

This is an interesting quote and may take some consideration.

Monday December 3, 2018 blog post

While walking this morning, the realization that my response to whatever comes up, is my decision, and that’s a powerful choice to have. I oftentimes ask for help, but ultimately I take ownership of any decisions.

Wilson carried forty pounds of weight yesterday, as we logged four miles on the Charity Miles application. Folks stopped to see what was going on, and I’m not even sure. My gut seems to manage me a lot these days, it’s rarely wrong.

Wilson has been far.

This picture was taken in 2013

This picture was taken yesterday in mom’s yard. Winter is sneaky.

This is a good reminder for me.

Yesterday the Charity Miles application recorded a bit over nine miles.

Sunday December 2, 2018 blog post

I snapped this photo yesterday during a light rain. This is in mom’s yard, and she enjoys the colors.

Things are better here, and the reason for the improvement, is my attitude. Being a caregiver has been tough for me because of my impatience. Mom deserves better and I will get there, I have no doubt.

The Charity Miles application continues to play an important role in my life. My miles help get some money to the Special Olympics, for the Special Olympians.

November was my most productive month this year, as far as miles go, with 255 miles on foot, according to the Charity Miles application.

My little friend was born with Down Syndrome and he is important to me. I look forward to seeing him grow!

doing the work!!

The rain, the pain, the miles, and performing the task of caregiver, tells me I am alive!

Sometimes I am a whimpering baby, but other times, my self discipline and strength surprise even me.

2018 will see me be on foot, according to the Charity Miles application, over 2000 miles.

Either role, I am still here!! Easy? Nope! My responsibility? Yep!

November’s miles are done

November was my most productive month so far this year, as far as miles go.

I enjoy competing with me.

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.” ~ well I left a bunch of em this time.

I challenged myself in early November and ended this afternoon with 255 miles, on foot, in the thirty days.

Hopefully the miles will help me remain healthy. Age has got his hand on my shoulder and I am trying to get away. Funny huh?

waging war on aging

Yeah, I know that one day it wins, but I will fight it with everything I know, just like all of my friends do. I will be stubborn, stay in the fight and do what I think will delay the inevitable. My birthday was October 8, 1950.