Monday, May 16, 2011


Three of our kids ran a 10K in the Pasadena Marathon this weekend.  For those of you who aren't familiar with all the marathon terms (like me), a 10K is 6.2 miles.  They ran a 5K in April, or 3.1 miles.  Their goal is to run a full marathon, 26 miles. I have a lot of respect for all the work and preparation that goes in to accomplishing a goal like that. It is intense, long-term effort that makes it possible.

A marathon is defined as any long distance or endurance contest. Each step makes a difference toward the goal, even if you feel one step doesn't cover much ground, even if the goal still feels too far away.  Not to give up, keep on keeping on.

I am not a runner.  My marathon challenge is continuing the weight loss.  Thirty pounds to go still, still lots of miles to walk, still lots of daily exercise sessions, still many food choices to make, still a daily struggle to fight harder, to find the joy and the fun of the challenge, one foot in front of the other, to go for the long haul on my journey toward traveling lighter. Keep on with the day-in-day-out progress.
For them, the next planned event is to hike Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs in July.
Do you have a marathon challenge?

1 comment:

  1. I's getting up every morning and going to my "paycheck" job. I know the steps I must take to phase that out so I can get on to the good stuff...but hanging in there is hard sometimes. It is definitely a marathon! Congratulations on your runners :)