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It's worth a try - Day 1

Thursday, November 30, 2017

I haven't blogged in over two years.

My last blog was about my DNF at the Twin Cities Marathon. I went on to finish five marathons the following year.

After having an excellent running year, the past year has been one of sloth.
I haven't increased my eating, but my weight and the rolls of fat have gone up. Sloth and age.

My life has had its ups and downs, but for the most part, it has improved vastly in the last two years. So what gives?

Worries about what I would do with myself when I retire preoccupied me for about six months. I think I've sorted that out - I still don't know, but I don't worry. It's another couple of years away in any event.

I've started traveling more, having fun, doing different things. So what gives?

I don't know, but I need to be present in my own life, and I guess writing a blog or two will keep me there.

I need to make one good choice daily. whatever that is. My superpower is choice, and I need to exercise it.

Yesterday's choice was a short run, even though I wasn't feeling it.

We will see what today will bring.
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  • DEE797
    I know you will figure things out. WTG on starting to blog again.
    1283 days ago
    hey long long spark friend! so glad to hear you finished other emoticon emoticon

    I hear you... I always said I would never gain it back after I lost it and I feel I too should write a blog on how did it happen?

    I've been power walking last 4 days and today I put some run into it as well! felt great.. keep at it!
    1288 days ago
  • NUMD97
    Gonna send this in SP mail.
    1289 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/1/2017 7:00:42 PM
    There's so much you can do in retirement! Volunteer, take classes, travel even more, move overseas, get another degree, find another job doing something totally different - who knows?

    I think part of what seems so daunting is that in some ways, we define ourselves by our jobs. I was a teacher, DH was an attorney, my friend was a marine biologist, it goes on and on. But that isn't really who we are inside, that's really just a label to describe the job we do. And yes, for many of us, it isn't just a way to earn money, a job can have so many other functions in our lives, and fulfill our souls. (At least for teachers it sort of does.)

    But retirement? It's like summer vacation, except now YOU are in charge and you get to decide what you want to do.

    (And if you decide to travel more, it frees up a lot of money if you give up maintaining a house or apartment in one place - we have a small storage unit, and travel full time. LOVE it. It isn't for everyone, but it's an option.)
    1289 days ago
    Good for you on getting back on focus. I also used to worry about retirement. I know what I want to do and am 2-3 baby steps closer. But suddenly I am not so worried any more
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    Sounds like me in a lot of ways--I hit semi-retirement and looked around and said "what next?" lol. And while I'm kicking up my fitness now, I was in sloth mode for quite some time. Glad you got a run in today! Hang in there ;-).
    1289 days ago
    I'm glad to hear from you!
    Sounds like you are at a good place now.
    1290 days ago
    It doesn't sounds like you are doing too bad to me. Many positives in your life. Being retired is great. A new kind of freedom to plot your future. It's an adventure.
    1290 days ago
    1290 days ago
    Retirement is great - you'll wonder how you ever found time to go to work. As for losing weight, log everything you eat - the good and the bad. You'll soon see what you can cut down on and the lbs will gradually fall away.

    1290 days ago
    1290 days ago
    Blogging is good for the blogger!

    Keep on keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life…
    emoticon Until tomorrow!

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    There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”
    W. Clement Stone
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    1290 days ago
    Be kind to yourself. Good job on your run!
    1290 days ago
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