In the past ten years I have been up (240) and down (135) the scale time and again. This time I am on the 'up' side of the scale. I want to loose the weight. I figure the humiliation of putting this on the internet and the friends that I have told of this to hold me accountable just might make this happen. It is going to take a lot of encouragement and support. Not to mention the hard work on my part. Follow my struggle here.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I'm back, I'm back!!

Hello All!

Sorry for the extended hiatus but I took a little vacation. I don't tell people ahead of time if I will be gone (a bit paranoid like that). When I flew back to Oklahoma Green Country was getting pounded by some particularly strong storms. I got some photos on my run last night. These photos were taken between 71st and 61st on the River Trails.

I also have some news from my trip. I experienced my very first ever asthma attack. I was busily checking the weather while waiting to catch a connecting flight to OK trying to learn if I would be heading directly into a super cell. The status boards in Ohare were not working properly so I was killing time on my trusty crakberry. I then noticed that my flight should be boarding so I double checked with the counter to confirm that I was still waiting at the correct gate. Guess what. I wasn't. My gate had been switched to the other end of Ohare. Whats more I had 3 minutes to get to that gate before the flight left. To say I was running as hard as I could would be a understatement. I was dashing down the concourse in flip flops carrying my luggage (I did not check anything). I made it just as they were latching the door. Jumped on and immediately had my first asthma attack. Lesson learned - warm up before you run THAT hard. Also 6 months ago there is NO WAY I could have caught that flight. At all.

Last Saturdays Run presented a rare treat. I had the pleasure to run with Sister Mary-Beth Lloyd who is traveling and running with Lisa Smith Batchen as part of a fund raising effort, Running Hope Through America. Our graduated couch group ran 4 miles and caught up with Sister Mary-Beth at our turn around. What an amazing thing Lisa and Sister and their crew are doing. www.runhope.com/project.html

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