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REWARDING Run

Posted Aug 16 2010 12:00am
This weekend has been a celebration of Karen's parents 50th wedding anniversary.  It has been such a pleasure to see the entire family and hang out and hear stories of the past.  The one down side to the weekend has been all the eating.  Eating big meals and dessert every night has been brutal.  I have eaten more sugar in the past three days then I think I have eaten in about a year.  I am putting my foot down on eating habits starting this morning.  No more eating as if I am going to never eat again.  Back to fruit and fiber and I have the ability to do that now that I finally got myself to the grocery store.



That was not the only rewarding portion to this weekend.  Karen and I ran a race (The Hottest Half)  and finished 3rd in our age groups.  It was such a huge lift to both of our psyche's and we needed that.  It was a tough run as it was extremely hot out there and the production company was not prepared for this heat.  On the way back on the 10K there was no water and only Gatorade, which not everybody drinks.  Karen and I are two of those people that do not drink Gatorade and would prefer to have water to pour over their heads and not necessarily drink.  There was also a 1/2 marathon going on and I felt for those people.

We picked up a friend (Barbara) who ran the race with us and she did great as well.  After the race we went to breakfast at Barbec's which is a tremendously greasy diner which is perfect for an after all-heat run.  Once we were done eating we drove around White Rock Lake where the race was and sure enough there were people still on the 1/2 marathon course and were looking at close to 4 hours at that point which is the cut-off point for a 1/2 marathon.  As it turns out we found out that they had to take people off the course as they did not make the time cut-off or because they were over-heated.

It was a tough race but I'm very very proud of Karen for finishing 3rd in her age group as that is a great accomplishment.

As I am typing this blog the news on the local Fox station just said that the temperatures at the Rangers game were the hottest ever at the Ballpark.  You do know that Karen and I went to that game.  We left around the 4th or 5th inning as it was just unbearable.  The news mentioned that 40 people had to be help for over-heating at the game.  I'm surprised it wasn't more.

On the job front.  I had a great phone interview last week and I'm expecting-hoping to get a phone call today or an email regarding booking a 2nd interview.  I really want to get this job and not because I just want a job but because I think this position will allow me to do a lot of good for people and that is something I'm looking to do.

In that vein I am looking into Marathon Makeover as a part-time leader.  The project helps to get people off the couch and to get them to run a marathon.  I am very interested in this 'business' and again not because of getting a job because it won't pay all the bills but really to help people move forward in life.  Provide a way to give them confidence and to provide with the ability to face life's tasks and not run away from them but embrace them and say that nothing is impossible.

Lastly, Karen and I have received some information on getting a small business going.  We have spoken to potential investors and I'm hoping to try to get the ball rolling this upcoming week or next to get this started as I think it would be perfect for Karen and I.  The issue is that I will need to have a job prior to getting this going because we will need health insurance and I would want Karen to run the day-to-day operations.

Lots of irons in the fire and now is the time to strike.
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