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Birthday Exercise

I celebrated my birthday this weeked.  2/22 to be exact. I actually didn’t do anything exciting for my birthday. No big parties, no little getaways.  We stayed home and hung around, which to me is just about perfect.  When I woke up that AM, it was cloudy and looked like rain.  I drank a cup of coffee, thought about going for a run.  Thought about Matt Long, and how he would go for a run even on a day like today.  Got the shoes on, ran up the road, got rained on, but it was OK.  Ya know why?  Cause I could.  Cause I can.  Because someone like Matt Long, and everything he has gone through, gets up every day and runs.  Who is Matt Long?  Go to this link and read his story.  Because if he can do it, you can too.  No more excuses for me.  I think this article came to me at the right time in my life.  Instead of bemoaning being another year older, this article made me realize how lucky I am to be able to do what I can do.  It also exhibited to me the true power of the human spirit.  This guy, despite being ran over by a bus, still had the determination and drive to run the NYC marathon.  What excuse do I have for not getting off my ass for a run?  Because I had a bad day at work?  Because it is only 48 degrees out?  Because my head hurts?  No more of that.  Not for me.  Not if I am going to see about 50 more birthdays after this one.  Why do I run?  I run to clear my head.  I run to think.  I run to not think.  I run to escape my life for about 45 minutes and have it just be me and road, or sidewalk, for that matter.  I run because it makes me feel good.  Get out and run.  And think about Matt Long when you do.

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Yeah, I know.  Fell off the blog post wagon again.  Life has just been really crazy, hectic, exhausting and just down right busy this past month.  Some nights it is all I can do to get home, go for a run and start supper before it is time to go to bed and do it all over again.  I honestly feel like   I am in “Groundhog Day” mode.  I swear, a lot of my patients have the same problems, which I write the same scripts for, handle the same way….  I think I am in a rut.  I think I need a vacation.  What I wouldn’t do for a week in St. Thomas, or on any cruise ship around that area.  I even feel like I am in a rut with my knitting.  Yowza.  Maybe I just need the weather to turn warm again down here.  It was quite a treat the one week to have 70 degree temperatures and run in just a Tshirt and shorts.  In February no less.  And you know, it is not like I don’t have some posts already written and ready to be posted.  Just don’t have the time some nights to even do that.  I have always told myself that I will work to live, not live to work.  For some reason I am feeling in the later portion of that phrase right now.

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