Sunday, September 25, 2016

"My First 5K-Run/Walk With My Buddies"

Ms. Kayla, a real chum; a great game changer, educator...

It just turned Fall last Wednesday... my heart is hefty, full of anticipation with great expectation for Saturday's 5K run/walk for the entire school district.

This is it--the day to prove and compete with myself whether I'll stumble or see victory within reach. When I got my number and the electronic monitor tied on my shoe, nostalgic memories of running competitions during my high school and freshman and sophomore years flood my mind.
 For me, today is not about racing. It's more like a wholesome, family activity; with friends and colleagues just making connections by sharing a barrel of passion for this sport.
I thank God for serendipity...I encountered some former colleagues and yeah thank the Lord  for iPhone easy-grip snapshots. Still not suave navigating it but as long as I get the purity of their smiles, I'm happy. The proof is undeniable! Thank you guys for your radiant smiles and good energy.
So, you may be wondering how I did my 5K run--It might be under or about 40 mins.I could be wrong. When the DJ announced my name as I crossed the finished line, that moment was a signature of fulfillment. I knew then, that this is the beginning of many more 5k-10k's journey to be in...Thank you esp. to Ms. Lopez for partnering up with me. By the way, your sprints have challenged me to traverse the path at full speed better than I thought!
Philippians 1:6 KJV
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
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Ms. Ivy, it was really good to see you ...
Ms. Lopez, thank you for your gentle and beautiful soul--running side by side with me!
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

"Psalms 46:1..."

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever- present help in trouble."

A child-like faith is what we need. Love this image...

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

"Optimizing Most Favorable Fall Bucket List..."

Balancing that kind of grit that the "fifty- somethings" wants to keep it going  is tough. Aging with chronic backaches, joint pains, and your faculties in its steady decline may propel one and many to clinical depression... If there's one thing I could do over is go back to my younger self and hijacked all the high ideals, perturbed, wrong notions brought by reading fairy tales, intoxicating romance novels, movies,alluring music which are all defined by my quintessential era restrained!
In my ladies' university dorm, you see a poster of Eric Clapton with his guitar near my bed. Oh, that was ever the best generation, I believe...yet I'm here declaring a "do over" when it obviously became a big part of me. Maybe what I really need is just focus on what's really going on and what's in store for "grabs." That's more like it...
So here I am feeling recluse for a while now. However, the prelude to Fall season makes all these nemeses of thoughts fall backward!
I have already been doing the majority of this bucket list but not heartily as I could have had. I have yet to learn how to maximize/optimize what befalls me not just watching those fall leaves on trees and on the ground but actually adorn them, feel them for their transient arrivals like the gusty wind that just wraps your shoulders and legs.

It must have been that "fifty something grit" that's been there that propelled me to take a walk with my dog this morning. My back aches and my joints still bother me but I "gotta' beat that pain and just walk not jog or run. I have to relearn that my mind may want to do more but my physical body is not as young as my heart. That really sucks to the bone, you know... Finally, knowing that what Jesus had finished at the Calvary Cross for me and you, His blood covers and heals every infirmity, disease, and sickness a Christ believer may have.
God Bless Everyone!
SO READY FOR FALLLL!!! most importantly we will be welcoming our baby girl into the world, then we get to also do all of this awesome stuff!: