Friday, May 7, 2010

May 7, 2010

Today I am Grateful for:

Exercise. I have to admit I have been lacking in the exercise area of my life. I forget how important it is to keep my body healthy, limber and in shape because I know how much it affects my mood.

I have been a runner for over 23 years. I'm typically not out to win any races, maybe stay with the pack if I'm in a 10K, but that's about. I'm in it to ward off the evils of my family heritage. High blood pressure, which I have, but it's managed, heart disease, so far, so good. My dad had a quadruple bypass when he was around 62 and so far I don't think the next 11 years are going to cave in on me if I keep active. Check back with me in another 10 years. Both of my parents are diabetics. God knows I love sugar but I'm trying to be better about controlling my sugar urges. I believe the years I have put into running has helped me stay clear of becoming a diabetic so far.

I'm off to drop my son off at school and go for a run. It's a wonderful time for me to talk to my God and appreciate the journey of my life I am on. It's a great time to mediate as I run and be with nature. It's an awesome private time that I truly enjoy.

I'm Grateful for this time in my life where I am doing for me what needs to be experienced. I am so Grateful for my sobriety and everything in my life.


  1. I wish I were a runner but I am a type b-would-rather-read-a-book-than-anything person. I am walking though and the dogs love it. Enjoy the solitude!


  2. The photo is awesome. I exercise quite a bit, although running is something that I don't do anymore. I rowed with the team tonight and it was a tough row because of wind and tide, but a lot of fun as well.