Thursday, June 26, 2008

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ Les Brown

Today was a good day.

I left the house this morning at about 7:15 to do my Couch-2-5K. It was 74 degrees outside, so much cooler than Tuesday. By the time I got home at 8:05, it was 80 degrees, still cooler than the 88 degrees on Tuesday. I'm glad I went early. I felt much better and cooled down much faster.

I really do notice the difference in my progress. My recovery time between runs is much quicker. But, even though I drink two liters of water a day, I think I am still dehydrated somewhat. By the time I finished my first five minute interval, I was thirsty. That's not good.

I'm still running slow, but the trail, thanks to a local boy scout troop, is marked off at each quarter mile so I can calculate the mileage (okay, one mile)of the 16 minutes total running time. That's not 5K time, but it's okay by me. I don't mind being slow as long as I am consistent.

So, next Wednesday my youngest son, Chris, and his family are flying in for the family reunion and we have begun the countdown. Today is Day 7. I am ready for family time. I will revel in spending time with my grandkids ~ at least three of them anyway. Cooking with my son and daughter-in-law, swimming, boating, relaxing, sitting in the shade reading, morning coffee and conversation on the deck overlooking the lake, watching the kids make s'mores in the evening.

Family time. It is so much more precious to me because I am acutely aware of the fact that we never really know how much more time we have.

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