this body

Friday, October 15, 2010

this body of mine has done me well
I ask a lot from it, and it continues to respond
I work hard to keep it strong and toned
I abuse it at times too...

tomorrow I will ask it again to work for me in a race
I am running in the KC marathon
not the whole thing, but in a relay
5 of us have been working hard and training for each of our segments
the route is a hilly one so we have added hill repeats to our weekly runs
they're really hard...but rewarding

we are all ready
we will have a blast
we will ask our bodies to again work hard for us

and for the first time in a long time, I am happy
I am happy with this body of mine

you capture - togetherness

Friday, October 1, 2010

I love this picture of my kids.  We had headed down to the river so I could practice taking silhouette shots.  Obviously the light and the placement was all wrong (I have since figured out how to make it work), but I discovered this happy accident when I uploaded the shots. 

My kids really do love to be together.  Don't get me wrong, they get on each other's nerves...they fight...and they sometimes hit and pinch, but usually that only happens when they have been together too long.  Most days after school and practices, they want to hang out together.  They tell each other stories about their day.  The help each other with their homework.  They just hang. 

How lucky we are. most days I remember this.