Monday, February 28, 2011

Getting closer !

Last day of February, and I have to say it has snuck up on me.  What a difference a year makes.  Last year at this point I was running 3 hours or more at a clip and now . . . I'm not.  I think it is hitting home how far behind I am with 26 days until the Tiadaghton Challenge.  I am also going to be doing the Run around Egg Hill the day after that with Bass and Joel.  It is a really nice afternoon in Spring Mills benefitting the Penns Valley track team.  I've missed only a couple of these since they began and it will be great to hook up with Bass and Joel again for the relay.  In fact, it is the pressure of running with/for someone else that, I think, will provide the impetus to get me moving.  It has worked the past few days, anyway.

We took the kids to see 3 Cups of Tea today at Schwab Auditorium on the Penn State campus.  it is a one person show put together by Literature to Life.  It was nicely done and I think the kids received it well.  We had planned to go snow tuning afterward, but the threat of thunderstorms kept us from that part of the day.

I am about to embark on the fundraising for this year's diabetes event.  The JDRF has changed its focus and is now looking not only at curing diabetes in the near future, which does not seem likely, but rather emphasizing ways that people can live with diabetes and avoid the complications that are so common.  I wrote a lot about these last year.  Heart disease, kidney failure, amputation are some pretty heavy duty results of the failure to control blood sugars.  It makes my reluctance to get out of bed and off my butt seem pretty wimpy.  Just as I wrote earlier, a temporary inconvenience is way better than a permanent result.

I enjoyed teaching AWANA last night at our church.  I'm not sure I do nearly as good a job as Chris, the usual teacher does, but the kids are involved and seem to be attentive.  I know it is good for me to have to think about God's Word and to apply it to my own life.

Still haven't traded the power tools.  Check them out on the State College, PA Craigslist if you have a notion.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

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