I live in gratitude. My job gives me clarity. Awhile back I was seated in ICU across from a 40 something patient who had a stroke and could not speak/swallow or move one side of his/her body. His/Her awareness was overwhelming and most of the day he/she wailed and moaned realizing all he/she had lost, it was heart wrenching. His/her partner said he/she refused to take his/her blood pressure pills or loose weight and now he/she had 2 young children and a mate who was unable to get up or eat.
I am keenly aware of this gift my life is I never take one day for granted. I run because I can! I can afford food/home and have loved ones close and share my life with family/friends. I take nothing for granted.
This past weekend I started barefoot running at the water’s edge in the wet sand. It is unbelievable. The sweet briny air, the sound of the waves, gulls and surfers, the icy water and feel of the sand on my feet! I LOVE IT!! It is so much harder to run in the sand but I don’t care it is wonderful!
I still need to work on eating better. I need to lift more weights and watch my evening food/habits.
Now that I graduated I can just read for fun. I Just finished reading Water for Elephants it was an interesting book and reminded me of the traveling circus my parents brought us to see as children with the elephant named Maude who I think killed her owner, the blood sweating hippopotamus damn that was awful and I hate clowns! The book also gave dignity and humanity to the frail and 90+ crowd which is huge in my eyes. I just started to read Bossypants.
M1 egg/1 slice of wheat toast and a cup of coffee
M2 huge salad with cider vinegar and olive oil
M3 cottage cheese/fresh salsa green tea
M4 grilled protein/steamed vegetable
Down hill from here old patterns hard to break wine/snacks or sweets