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Choose to Live Your Life in Abundance in the after--- after the spouse dies, after the marriage ends, after the kids leave. Join me on my journey of CHOOSING LIFE in my after. This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live- Deut 30:19

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September 14, 2015

AWWWWW Being 50ish

I really love being 50ish.  I have heard from "older women" all my life that when you make it to your fifties, you don't care what others think.  You feel a freedom that allows you to live your life just as you want to live it.  I really wish I would have felt this way when I was a younger woman.  If I could pass this on to my daughter, that would be a wonderful thing.
I met a woman today who drained me of all energy that I had.  She asked me all kinds of questions about my husband's job.  She wanted to know his "position."  She wanted to know where my children went to college.  She let me know that there was no way her kids would have gone to college in Texas-  after she found out that mine both graduated from Texas A&M.  She tried to find out where I live, but I wouldn't give that up easily.  I told her a general area and was going to make her ask specifically-- luckily she didn't go that far.  I thought to myself, "I don't f___ing care what graduate degree your husband has."  "I don't f___ing care where your husband travels for work."
Is it because I have experienced the death of my husband?- which totally changed my perspective on everything in life.  Or is it because I'm 51?  Death does change what one cares about.  I don't care about the clothes that you wear anymore-  I care about your heart.

Ha ha- but I do still care about clothes!!!  My wonderful husband took me to Aspen, Co for the weekend this past weekend.  We had so much fun.  Neither one of us had ever been so it was a great way to create a new memory!!!  I loved Aspen.  I bought a coat at Burberry where I was treated like a queen by the sales woman.  I love to be treated like that!!!

I also love being 50ish and not caring what anyone thinks of me.  I am going to live my life how I want.  Life is way too short not to.

September 05, 2015

Latest Run- I hope this is the beginning of my "training"

I have been trying to decide if I am going to train for a 1/2 marathon to run with my friends in San Antonio, Texas in January.  I have had such a hard time adjusting to the altitude here that I was really doubting if I would be able to do it.  Doubting is I can do it on my own... Do I have the discipline that it will take to train correctly and be able to keep up with my friends.

I had a good trail run with the group that I have joined to run with on Wednesday evenings.  The women in the group are such better runners than me, but joining this group has shown me several different trails in the area.  Gives me something to look forward to AND is my mid week run.  It also makes me realize that I have to run at least two other days during the week to be able to do anything on Wednesday evening!!!

I'm happy to say that I ran 5 miles today!!!  And it didn't almost kill me.  I'm still walking the big hills, but today, I ran the small ones.  I felt so good when it was over!!!!  Dr. T and I took some recycle items to the recycle area in town and on the way home, he stopped and bought me a donut for breakfast.  I have always had my best runs when my friends and I stopped at Krispy Kreme for a donut the night before a run.  I guess this one this morning helped me too!!  That may have to be a regular occurrence.

My goal is to set up a good training calendar!!!  Keep running and adding miles on my Saturday runs!!!  I hope I have the discipline to do this!!!

I don't pretend to be proud of the time, but I am not a fast runner.  I'm just proud that I did it!!!