In the spirit of continuing to do what I like to do for myself, rather than sitting at home wondering, thinking, worrying, and obsessing....I signed up with a couple friends to *walk* a half marathon in April. There is a running route and walking route for this race. I don't care about my place....I just want to finish in 4 hours or less.
I have not been training, but today I looked at the training schedule and I am not so far behind. I walk a good 6 miles when I do walk and its not a problem at all. So this week the schedule called for two 5mile days and one 10mile day. I already have two 5+ mile days in and have my 10 mile day scheduled for Thursday. I am so excited! I have a new walking partner....someone who is fast and able, but not a super athlete that makes me feel like a middle aged slug. When I mentioned the 10 miles needed for this week she said, "Oh totally doable!" I loved that! No, "Why would you want to do that?!"
It doesn't hurt that we are having absolutely beautiful spring weather here in Ca. Talk of drought is all around us, but its beautiful none the less.
I have determined to take 2 weeks off of work. I am loving it... like I could live this life of having time to do the things I want to do and not just throw everything together haphazardly. Today I picked up little one from school, I walked down to her class and waited for her to come out. No dashing by, barely slowing down and expecting her to jump in and "hurry up." As we walked back up to the car I said, "I am loving this not working thing." She replied with a giant smile on her face...."Yeah, me too." I am here, present in MY life, not some other family's life and crisis. I do love what I do.....but I love this too.
Today is a good day for me. Just me. I don't know how the rest of my family is doing, but I am feeling ok and content for the moment allowing them to figure out their own stuff and allowing God to be in charge.
Take good care of yourself today.....whatever that may look like for you.