Saturday, February 4, 2012


It has been quite a while since my last post, so thanks for stopping by to see what is happening.
As usual, I've not been as attentive as I should be to my physical activity.  As I think back to just two years ago, I was putting in some pretty heavy mileage and was able to get moving without too much difficulty.  I can recall the feeling that I was not getting out there for me, but rather to fulfill a purpose, an obligation (not in a bad way), a calling to help.  It is not that I don't feel that way now, it is just that I seem to allow myself to get sidetracked too easily.  Oh, I can't do that right now, I just ate.  I will lift later, ride later, run later, play ball next week.  I have to say it is pretty sad to even reflect on the wimpiness that I have been showing.  I definitely need to reexamine the motivation for my effort.  Being fit is only a small part of why I do what I do.  Drawing attention to the effects of living with diabetes is the real driving force.
That said, I will tell you why I am writing this morning.  This week, I received two wonderful donations to JDRF.  The first came in the mail from the parents of a former student.  A huge thanks to Nalini and Soundar.  You have been so incredibly encouraging and supportive.  It is truly an honor and a privilege to be associated with your family.
Yesterday, I went to play basketball with friends at Mount Nittany Middle School.  This was the first time in several months that I got myself moving.  What a great group of people.  I always try to convey what a wonderful experience it is to others.  This group demonstrates such great comradery, sportsmanship, and service that I feel overwhelmed when reflecting on our times together.  So . . .  I hadn't seen Bass in quite some time, though the Run around Egg Hill is just around the corner, and in he walks and hands me a check for JDRF.  Incredible.  I have to say that Bass is the epitome of family man.  He takes a lot of razzing because he is always getting to basketball late, but this doesn't stop him from doing what he does, though.  The reason he gets there late is because he wants to spend time in the morning with his wife and daughters before they head off to work and school.  His face just lights up when he talks about them and it is a joy to listen and watch.

That all said, I feel appreciate your stopping by and reading today.  More soon.

“Love each other deeply. Honor others more than yourselves.” Romans 12:10, NIrV