Monday, December 10, 2012

Another Cycle Complete!

I have completed another exercise cycle and started the new one!
I am going to up my miles to 3 miles two or three times a week.  On the day I don't run, I will ride my bicycle 60 minutes.  It is getting difficult to get a bike ride in since it gets dark so early. 
I really enjoy the 3 mile run. 
The other day I saw a neighbor in the store and she said, "I see you and your husband running past the house."  I said, "I only run out that way when Jeff is with me, otherwise I run around town."  She said. "You are way behind him."  I about fell over.  I thought she was going to offer encouragement, but instead burst my bubble.  I didn't think fast enough to say, "I'm passing you!"  OK, I am just too nice to say that to her.
On the other hand, I saw a gentleman we ran with in October and he asked how I was doing.  Now, he is a half marathon runner, and was happy I was up to 3 miles!  THAT made my day!!

I took last week off from running to give my body a rest.  I wanted to start again today, but yesterday & this morning I've got a pounding headache.  Maybe if I drink enough coffee it will be better.  I also don't think the weather is going to cooperate today.  Rain, rain, rain.  I wish it was SNOW, SNOW, SNOW!!

May only happiness enter through your door this week!


  1. I am always amazed at how thoughtless people can be! A reminder to honor and appreciate those who impact us positively! Have a great week!

    1. I can laugh about it now! If she only knew how difficult this journey has been, she would have thought more before speaking.
      I try very hard to make everyday a positive day in my life. With my children living far away, and one getting ready for deployment (I think if I say it enough I'll get used to it), I can't dwell on the negativity around me.
      I am so blessed to have the people I do in my life who lift me when I need it and comfort me when I am sad. Thank You Mrs. DillyDally for being one of those people.! I hope happiness comes throught the windows this week too!!

  2. Remember you will always be able to beat me in a race!!! My sisters are runners but not me!!! I would have to negotiate with a bear as he would beat me in a race,too

  3. I am always inspired by your dedication to exercise, Carol. Ditto on what Mrs. DillyDally posted. I'm sitting here sewing binding on Toria's quilt tonight. They will be here this Saturday, so I have to sew.

  4. You should have told her the view is better from the back? LOL - I think you are doing wonderful - and I hope the headache went away!!!

    1. I love this reply! I may just use it! I can never come up with anything witty when I need too.
      Merry Christmas!