Symbolic gesture – Down syndrome

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3/21 (March 21st) has been designated by the United Nations as “World Down Syndrome Day.”

As a purely symbolic gesture, my on foot miles will be as close to 3.21 miles, per session, as possible.

The time jogging/walking and watching the Charity Miles application may help my cognitive health. (physical and mental exercise)

Sunday December 2, 2018 blog post

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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!

since March 1, 2018 – for the Special Olympics

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For the Special Olympics and the Special Olympians.

1509 miles on foot for the Special Olympics. The miles were tracked using the Charity Miles application.

Miles for the Special Olympics

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  • Charity Miles
  • Began March 1, 2018
  • 621 miles . . . . more to come

From Wikipedia

The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year- round …
Origins: Camp Shriver
Founded: July 20, 1968
Founder: Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Milestone June 11 2018 Special Olympics

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I enjoy reaching special places such as the 500th mile mark for the Special Olympics. The actual number after todays miles is 514. It feels good and I appreciate the Charity Miles folks for their application. The app makes it easy.

Resting on my laurels for a few minutes.

Milestone – 6 years of counting the miles

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I’ve learned to be thankful for every minute, because they all matter, and so do the miles.

The counting began June 1 2012, six years ago.

It’s such a blessing to be able to run, jog and walk over 17,750 miles, and it’s brought incredible people into my life.

Here’s a picture from this morning and it was taken on U.S.Highway 80 near Geneva, Georgia.

This October will be my 68th birthday. Something, on a constant basis, tells me to keep going.

Here is a quote that feels right . . “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

Reflection – the miles in 2017

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  • 2015 – 2091 miles
  • 2016 – 1149
  • 2017 – 710
  • 2018 – 325 in 76 days

In 2015 my use of Charity Miles was somewhat limited by circumstances.

In 2016 Charity Miles was on for all of my jogging and walking, but my activity was somewhat limited by my caregiving role.

In 2017, again Charity Miles was on for every outside step. With hindsight, it’s easy for me to see the caregiving role was taking its toll on my thoughts.

So far, in 2018 the mileage reflects better control on my part.

The miles are important to me for three reasons . . .

  • they raise money for charity
  • they help me remain fit
  • they help me be competitive with me

Milestone – Charity Miles

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If we do the work, we reach the Milestones. We gain strength from each one. It’s a time to celebrate.

The Charity Miles application says they have record of me going over 5000 miles, as of today.

“When you have a life milestone happen, it’s good to step back and reassess the things you thought you knew about yourself.” Emily Yoffe

Charity Miles is fun, it’s an anchor, a good thing.

It helps a Charity, help folks.

walking for charity

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I arrived at mom’s on January, 24th, 2016, and it was an eye opener. Mom and her husband required help, the situation did. Family near were helping as much as they could, and it was good help.

Ninety percent of 2016 and 2017 was spent, by yours truly, as a caregiver. Anyway, my miles have changed, the amount, the location and I accept it. I’ve walked a bit more than the numbers show below. I do some miles every few days without electronics, and that’s just to maintain some moderation. The miles below are from the Charity Miles application on my phone.

  • In 2016, I walked 1149 miles
  • In 2017, I walked 710 miles

That’s good milage for the situation here and it feels good to Keep Going.

So for the two years,the daily average was under 3 miles per day, not bad.

No goal, no big deal, just a thing, I want to average about 3 miles daily in 2018. That, my dear friends, will put me at 1000 miles for the year, and I will like that. I am a 24/7 caregiver for my 89 year old mom. She would do the same for me, in fact, she did, many years ago.

Why Charity Miles? 

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Depending on the payout, my contribution may have been as much as $1150.00, mostly to the Alzheimer’s Association. None of that money came out of my pocket. Great stuff!

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