“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”
I just signed up for The Hollywood ½ Marathon.
I might be losing my mind
I might be getting smarter
Reason # 1:
My mother died at 67 way too soon – she was healthy and vibrant until her last year – she died of cancer … so did my father – he was healthy and vibrant too until he wasn’t …
I could defy the odds in my family and live to be a cranky 90 or 100 year old like I tell my soon to be 10 year old son I will and I want to be here to see him do all sorts of things – at least I have to try …
I have been shocked and saddened while watching my now 13 year old dog (91 in dog years) starting to deteriorate in all sorts of ways…
I realized that will happen to me one day – scary but true – my list of ailments has surpassed a single page into a scroll already…
and it scares me – that and…
Reason # 2:
Because I haven’t been exercising consistently EVER and I have no real good excuses
Some excuses I have used:
I’m too tired
I’m too old to start now
I have no time
I’ve had knee surgery
I’ve had hernia surgery, fibroid surgery, a caesarian section
I don’t like it
I have flat feet, an ingrown toenail, weak ankles
I have a HOT husband who exercises often and he says I wasn’t born with the ‘fitness gene’ just the ‘artist gene.’ He is right but I would like to prove him wrong!
My son likes to poke my stomach and say ‘squishy, squishy, squishy’
It’s on the bucket list and I ain’t getting any younger to start checking off more from that list.
Imagine my exhilaration at the finish line!
to be continued… gotta run now!
Jeannine Chanin-Penn… xoj9 | event curator | smart & beautiful events…
My son, my husband, lobster & the color purple make me happy…