Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Eight Random Facts About Me.

Syd tagged me to do this... I feel like you guys know all the random facts about me, so I am really digging here...
1. I am an adult-onset athlete
2. I finished my first triathlon at the age of 52
3. I finished my first half-marathon at the age of 55
4. Running works the kinks out of my thinking
5. I didn't go to college until I was 43 years old (and ten and a half years sober)
6. I had a master's degree by the time I was 50
7. I have worked for the same employer for 13 years (on Sept. 6) and hope that is about to change
8. I believe that sobriety enables us to do just about anything - because we realize we don't have to "win" the race, just run it. I don't have to be the best or the worst, I just have to do my level best... which sometimes is pretty OK.

If anyone feels like doing this, please consider yourself tagged.

Last night I attended my first board meeting of my home owners' association. Yes, I finally volunteered to be on it. Yikes. The funny thing was, after I left the meeting, I had a different feeling about my little neighborhood - I felt a little bit more like I belong here. My friend says this is the "practice these principles in all our affairs" part. I don't know.

Now I am going to go out and run. I was so afraid that the garage door opening and closing would disturb my son's sleep. He explained to me that he is used to sleeping with jets taking off, helicopters coming in and going out, and mortar attacks! I don't guess my garage door is going to bother him much!

Have a great sober day everyone.

"We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 63

9 comments:

dAAve said...

I lasted 2 months on my homeowner's Board.
I've been on the Lambda Board for 3 years with no problems.
What's that all about?
Enjoy your day. Please.

Scott W said...

Happy Wednesday, MC!

Syd said...

Hey MC! Great about the degree at 43 and Master's at 50. I don't think that I would be good on a homeowner's group. Only the squirrels would care around here.

Lounge Daddy said...

5. I didn't go to college until I was 43 years old (and ten and a half years sober)
6. I had a master's degree by the time I was 50


Fantastic!

Shannon said...

have a great run... and I am so glad again that your son is home!

johno said...

LOL about the garage door, and yeh i did the homeowners" thing too, i feel a sense of fellowship too, kinda...

Pam said...

You are so awesome!

lash505 said...

I loved catching up about your son. I am so happy for you. I can tell you love him dearly..show me the star

Namenlosen Trinker said...

"... after I left the meeting, I had a different feeling about my little neighborhood - I felt a little bit more like I belong here."

This doesn't surprise me one bit.

"My friend says this is the 'practice these principles in all our affairs' part. I don't know."

Yes, I can see that. The first thought I had about it is that it's an example of bring the body and the mind will follow. To which I like to add, bring the mind and the heart will follow.