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 . . . . .
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.
“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.
I drove out to Highway 80 to walk a few more miles. Great weather, but all weather is great to me.
I had a short conversation with a couple doing some yard work, it was good.
Loving this warmer weather, higher humidity and the sweating.
Many years ago our family had, as a regular guest, a little girl that was born with down syndrome, and she was fun to be near. Once, one of us told her something we needed her to do, or not do.
She was very young and she stopped in her tracks, put her hands on her hips, and said “you are not my mama”
We had a lot of good times with her, as we did other children that came into our lives.
U.s. Route 80 is a 296 mile long U.S. Highway in the U. S. state of Georgia. It travels west to east from the Alabama state line in Columbus across the central portion of the state through cities such as Macon, Dublin, Statesboro, and Savannah to connect to its eastern terminus at an intersection with Tybrisa Street and Inlet Avenue in Tybee Island, near the Atlantic Ocean. Here the roadway continues as Butler Avenue. ~ Wikipedia
The beautiful shirt I purchased from the Special Olympics was on my back for the first time out on Highway 80 today.
The ear buds were put away so folks that may consider stopping, feel more comfort.
In 3 miles I witnessed 3 vehicles pulling over. We chatted, good stuff. Still no stroller, hoping to add that soon, when the signs arrive for it.
Several more shirts are on order and from this day forth that’s what I will wear out there.
As mentioned yesterday, the donations have been a big surprise, a good surprise.
The Alzheimer’s Association arranged the visits and most were quite lengthy and detailed. We spoke with administration, care staff, residents and visitors, and I would often ask residents about their past.
My dad was in a nursing home in Jesup Georgia several years ago. He seemed to enjoy the friendly banter with certain caregivers, and they spoke of his constant smile. I remember the empathy of the staff as we were leaving the home for the last time.
Being healthy is important to me, for a host of reasons.
Regular walking today (non excercise) 4300 steps.
Brisk walking today (for excercise) 15,000 steps
Total steps 19,300 towards a 10,000 step goal.
I was on the stationary bicycle for 15 minutes.
I’m trying to stay physically fit.
In early 2015 the Alzheimer’s Association let the efforts of Across the Land be known to Mariashriver.com. They responded by doing a series of interviews and putting the story on their website. We became an Architect of Change. That was an incredible honor for us.
Later, we watched as Maria Shriver testified before a Special Committee on Aging in the United States Senate on March 29th, 2017. She spoke of alzheimer’s disease.
Maria’s dad died with alzheimer’s disease. (Sargent Shriver)
A special thank you goes to Michelle Chahine with Mariashriver.com.