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#NaBloWriMo...You're Doing It Wrong...

On the "I Can Has Cheezburger" memes there is an ongoing comment about "You're Doing It Wrong" about different things where someone or some critter is doing something "bass ackward" but I can't remember how they spell it...if you are familiar with the website you know that things are selcom spelled correctly. Anyway, #NaBloWriMo, I am doing it wrong because I keep missing days of blogging BUT that doesn't stop me from getting right back to LiveJournal and starting all over again.

My day started off GREAT!!! I got to spend time over breakfast with my cousin Mark. I haven't seen him in a while and it was great to visit with him. Mark and I were close as kids. He, his brother, my sister and I were stairsteps. When we got to visit LR we were always glad to see them and then when we moved back we loved getting to spend time with them.

Mark was able to hold his own in conversation with me. Not just anyone can. He didn't have to tell me to hush so that he could talk once. Considering the fact that I was operating on very little sleep and lots of caffeine the man deserves a gold medal. We also found out that we have way more in common that we even knew. That was so very cool. I think that this was the first time we had talked just the two of us in more than 40 years. It was AWESOME. I am so glad he made time to see me while he was in Little Rock.

As we visited a friend of mine named Mark also was preparing to compete in the Ironman World Championship Race in Kona. I am in AWE of someone being able to qualify for the championship much less someone I know from high school. I mean WOW!!! I am so excited for him. I just checked the website and he is still running from what I can tell. My heart is so with him. He is a great guy. I am so happy that his hardwork has paid off. Just amazing!

My cousin Mark(referenced above)has a daughter who is a tri-athlete. She amazes me. The woman is an awesome athlete. She has been in races that you have to qualify to be in. I am impressed. She is one determined young woman. Her sister has done races as well. She is not a tri-athlete but is still an impressive young woman. Mark(my cousin)started running several years ago. He has done several half marathons and his wife Sherry has walked in the races. I applaud them all.

From the moment I first heard about triathlons many years ago I wanted to be a tri-athlete. Now mind you I do not have an athletic bone in my body but I still had the desire. I don't think I had it hard enough. I have done a lot of reading about running and training but managing to actually do it has eluded me and I have tried the couch to 3K program more than once. I am still not deterred. I told my cousin that today. He looked at me like I was delusional. I have to use a walker to get around. I see that as an opportunity to think even more outside the box to get to wear I am going. Oh, I am also morbidly obese. I am still not giving up my dream. I may not make a triathlon but I will make a race of some kind. It will happen. I am still alive and I believe that I can do this. It will happen.

I continue to write with the same fierce abandon. Because of brain fog and pain issues I may only be able to write a little at a time but I keep writing. I may not be anywhere near running or even walking in a 3K but I keep putting one foot in front of the other and trying to figure it all out. I am not easily deterred. I will do what I can do as I can do it. Besides, I don't have a couch any longer so I cannot officially be a couch potato. I am one step ahead of the game.

I will keep watching to see how my friend Mark is doing in the championship race. I am sending energy to him. I hope that when he finishes that he enjoys his accomplishment. He will have completed and Ironman WORLD Championship. That is awesome!

Ciao babes!

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