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Walking & Generation Legacy

Friday, November 06, 2015

I haven't posted for almost two weeks. It is weird how my brain works now -- it is so foggy. I can "write" a blog in my head, then when I get to the computer I draw a blank.

In my last post I talked about movement vs exercise. I have been more aware of not just sitting, but making sure I get up and move around. Having a simple step counter has been motivating trying to get to that 5000 steps daily goal I have. Some days I reach it plus more, other days I don't. But those days I don't I am not discouraged, because I know I did move.

I have another motivator in moving (step counting), I am doing virtual walks on the Walking4Fun site. www.walking4fun.com It is a lot of fun to see the "countryside". I am doing the trails from shortest to longest. I recently finished the first one Crater Lake Rim Trail -- It was only 36 miles but it took me way too long to do -- almost 5 months. I started the Tour Mont Blanc Trail on 10/24, Total Miles: 106.6. I have already completed 24.6 miles!

As I have said before, both my doctor and Metabolic Effect has said that leisurely walking is the best form of exercise, especially for adrenal fatigue. I am making it a goal to complete the Tour Mont Blanc by the end of the year.

l spent last Saturday going through my parents pictures. Yesterday I listened to Mark Hallock's (my pastor)sermon "Five Life-Altering Truths About Jesus and His Ministry to Us". The connection?? The sermon was on the genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3. One truth really hit home..."Sometimes the biggest contribution you make is not your contribution at all, but it is the legacy & lineage of faith that comes through your family line. The Lord calls us to be faithful in our generation."
I am grateful for the Christian legacy my parents, grandparents & ancestors left me and may I pass it on to my children, grandchildren so that they will pass on to those that follow them.
This is a picture of 4 generations taken in 1965. I am the oldest little girl.

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  • IAMNOT61
    I love the photo! Faith can get us through anything as I am sure it is helping you with your physical challenges. Great job on the virtual walking. It is good to know I am not the only one who writes in my head and goes blank later.
    1816 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/7/2015 10:40:48 PM
    Carrie, your blog gave me a wonderful glimpse into who you are. I love the picture and am so happy you had a good Christian upbringing and can pass on your faith. It also sounds like you have a good attitude in what is a bad physical situation. You are taking the bull by the horns and showing us just how strong you really are.
    1817 days ago
    I am so proud of you for sticking with "life"!! I know how tough things have been for you in the last couple of years. Jesus is smiling down on you, Friend!! emoticon
    1818 days ago
    Carrie, What a wonderful picture, and how blessed you are to have such a family legacy. You're doing great on your walking! emoticon I'm going to check out that website...might be the motivation I need!
    1818 days ago
    You are doing so good Carrie, accepting and doing what you body tells you what/how you need to do. Keep on keeping on.

    Love the picture. If that is your mama holding the baby, you have her smile.

    1818 days ago
    You're doing great Carrie!! And that picture is of quite a lovely group of ladies! Hope you are feeling tip top! (((HUGS)))
    1818 days ago
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