Life Happens

I haven’t been blogging as often as I’d like, mainly because — let’s face it — life happens.

I’ll admit that my marathon training isn’t what it should be at this time. My top priority is my family’s welfare and, with a soon-to-be adult son ready to move out on his own, life can be chaotic at times. If you’ve raised teenagers (or were a rebellious teen yourself), maybe you’ll understand what I’m going through. While teens (dependent on their parents for support) struggle for so-called independence, parents try to paint vivid pictures of how life will be once they walk out of the home and into the “real world”. I can’t count how many times my son has said “I’ll get a job tomorrow.”

Usually, a good run will help me clear my head and relax me. But right now, I have to take care of my family.

You see that? I just gave myself an excuse NOT to run: I have to take care of my family. But really, what good am I to my family if I’m not all right? The stress is overwhelming!

On second thought, I’m going on a run NOW!

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