This morning I realized that I am only at 57 miles for the month. I had hoped to run 83 for the CHALLENGE.. Hmmmm 26 miles in 5 days?? It is possible, spreading Marathon miles over less than a week. Will see. How are you doing on the CHALLENGE?
I don't have much to report it has been POURING here and I have a cold. Trying to avoid getting full blown sick I have remained indoors. But today the sun is shining...I just had my coffee...and I plan to hit the pavement.
OOPS- I never drew a winner for the TMB Endurance headbands... I decided to pick #59 for my Dad.. And the Winner is Shelly at One Foot in Front of the Other...this is pretty funny because Shelly makes headbands too...but I also know she wears headbands daily and is a long time Tall Mom fan... Click the name above to visit Shelly, she is a true inspiration and has a BIG RACE this weekend. Shelly I am not sure when I will get the prize in the mail, but I already have your address :) If you need a GREAT Headband go HERE and Shop.
And since I can't fake it, I am going to share a few things I have learned with the passing of my Father..
- Take pictures of everyone...do not just focus on the young. Those pictures will mean so much when that person passes.
- Learn about the collections and hobbies. My Dad had several passions, we never fully took the time to listen and learn... We now hope to carry on his legacy, but we have to start without the knowledge that he had.
- Turn off the TV and spend time talking. Share stories about childhood, great memories..
- Keep a family journal to record those memories.
- Call, write, email, visit, do not let time pass without connecting in some way. The last phone call I had with my Dad will be with me forever.... Find time for lunch, dinner, or just spending time together.
- Create Family Traditions, traditions that hold your family strong.
I will head out for a run today, hang with my family tonight and go back to work tomorrow. Thank you for all of your love, prayers, emails and support.. It truly means so much to me and my family.
When someone you love becomes a memory,
that memory becomes a treasure..