Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Grateful Wednesday Morning


Pre-Dawn fork in the path.

The sun begins to peak over the horizon.

Look at that big old sun!

I intended to run 2 miles this morning, but I felt so good, I just kept on going. I managed to run 3.25 miles. I took a different route than normal, so at about 2.75 miles, I started heading up a big hill. The good part about that was at the top of the hill, I snapped the big sun picture, and then I had a big hill to run DOWN! Just then, on my iPod, "Winning" by Santana came on. So here I am, listening to that great song, running down a hill, with sweat streaming down my face, with a huge smile on my face, thanking God. What a great start to a day!

I had my physical yesterday and my doc said "what ever you are doing, keep on doing it." All my blood work was good and my physical exam was good. I am happy about that. My mother died at 57 - I am approaching 55, it does make a person think.

"Now about health: A body badly burned by alcohol does not often recover overnight nor do twisted thinking and depression vanish in a twinkling. We are convinced that a spriritual mode of living is a most powerful health restorative. We, who have recovered from serious drinking, are miracles of mental health. But we have seen remarkable transformations in our bodies. Hardly one of our crowd now shows any mark of dissipation." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 133

8 comments:

Gwen said...

Wow what a view and of course what motivation. It is rainy and gray here and I find it hard to get moving. It makes me want to sleep. But I must go make the coffee for the noon group today so I need to get this booootay shakin.

I love that line from the BB. How come there always seems to be things that appear brand new to me. After many 24s still they seem brand new.

Thanks MC for being MC and thanks for sharing about your physical. That is great and more proof of the great example you set/are setting.

dAAve said...

You remind me that there may be hope for me yet.

Tab said...

MC..you snapped not just lovely photos of the new day ..but how you start YOUR new day..I love it!
I honestly don't think I could run farther than a bus stop away....!
You are an inspiration..how did you get started with your workouts?
Did you just wake up one day and decide to become a jogger,cyclist,swimming athlete?
Just curious..I started my power walks today:)
Thanks for sharing~

Shannon said...

I know I dont know know you MC, but I sooo love you
thank you for making me smile and gain a good perspective.

Tab said...

((MC))
I just read the post you recommended for me to read about your running(swimming and cycling.)
THAT was a very touching and deep insight in to your true character.
I just admire the hell out of you!!
Love Tab

Sober @ Sundown said...

Congratulations on your clean bill of health!

Karen B said...

How inspirational! Colorado has beautiful sunrises too bad I don't get to see them enough. You sound good as always!

Christine said...

I've said it before, you are an inspiration