Friday, May 11, 2007

Happy Friday Morning

My friend Larry, with the many tears (of mine) in his ears, is telling his story at 6:30 this morning. I must be there! He is a sweetheart, not to mention the fact that he has an incredible story.

My half-marathon is now only 9 days away. I bought a GPS thing yesterday and went out and timed a one mile run. My time is even worse than I thought! Oh well. I will just be a slow, chubby, old lady running a half-marathon. I have trained for 5 months to do this race and I will do it and I swear to you, I WILL enjoy it. I have to get the idea that I am competitive out of my head.

I am so busy between work and sponsoring people and training for this race. I am really ready for a weekend. It has been a really busy week. A good week. I am noticing that as I write my 10th step inventory at night, more and more I have nothing but positive things to write. Which is not to say that I don't have my character defects and occassional bad behavior, but thankfully it is not something that I have to write about EVERY day.

"It's a poor day indeed when we haven't done something right. As a matter of fact, the waking hours are usually well filled with things that are constructive. Good intentions, good thoughts, and good acts are there for us to see. Even when we have tried hard and failed, we may chalk that up as one of the greatest credits of all." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 93

13 comments:

Pam said...

1. you are far far from chubby! I think you look GREAT.
2. The fact that you run ANYWHERE without a man chasing you with a gun....is AMAZING to me.
3. You really do ROCK.

Mary Christine said...

Pam, thanks for the belly laugh. You ROCK!

dAAve said...

Go back to your original intention of running. Was it for health reasons OR was it to enter races and beat people? Don't lose sight of the goal.
Have a fine day.
And evening.

Trudging said...

I love those early morning meetings too. One day I will be able to do them again.

Scott W said...

I would love to hear Larry's story. As your marathon grows near maybe you can relax in the peace you find while running and the satisfaction in a job well done.

Christine said...

none of the pics I've seen show anything but an amazing inspiring woman who is far from chubby or old!

lushgurl said...

Um, yeah OK...chubby old lady? Are ya talkin' about ME ? LOL
Iam very impressed in all the hard work you have done training, what an inspiration you are. Just don't be a 'rock" at the marathon, you'll do great!
love and HUGS

Zane-nawwaa said...

Old and chubby? Now, my dear, you must drop those two words from your vocabulary and write a 10th step to yourself! Besides you are pre-middle aged.

Syd said...

I admire your determination and drive to run and do the half marathon. Not many people can say that they have done what you have. I am happy for you.

Shannon said...

MARY CHRISTINE I love you and I dont think you are OLD OR CHUBBY! But I completely understand feeling that way, because I do too. I think you are such an amazing woman, I just love ya. Happy Friday to you have a super good day and weekend ((((HUGS))))

John said...

hi mary christine, my name is john, and im an alcoholic who went to his first meeting last night. i found my way here thru dkos.

i figured id drop a msg because i was inspired by your posts. i think ill follow your blog :)

Clarity said...

Part of any physical challenge happens in your head. Make sure your mind is as ready for your half-marathon as your body is and you will do your best!

Gwen said...

Happy Mothers Day MC!

I am cheering for you from the side lines. You are one of my heros! You go with yo bad self woman!!!!!