A Killer Hill but Making Progress – East Feels Irene’s Wrath

Alex and I set out for a 4 mile hike today.  It included half a mile of the steepest hill around here.  I have to admit, we stopped under a shade tree not once but twice.  It was 85 degrees with sun beaming.  Here is elevation image of the hill.  I’m doing my other 3 miles on the treadmill so I can do more running.  Tomorrow my stitches come out and I have to really hit it hard from now on.  The runs have to be in early morning so I get my best work out.  I’m getting ready to prepare baked chicken, with cole slaw, baked potatoes, green beans and homemade bread.  I may not be eating the bread.  It sounds good though.  Here’s the chicken – or what it’s supposed to look like.

Pray for the poor people that felt the brunt of Irene.  Glad she’s gone.  Now many are left to pick up the peices.

Wish me luck. on the rest of my miles.  Then over the next week…I’ll build my speed and then you can… watch me run.  Have a great Sunday night.  Spend it with family and again, make it count!

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4 responses

  1. Thanks for the update! Reading your blog is alway’s uplifting….Thanks for taking the time to do it. And for all your help and support this weekend. Love you!

    • Dolores,
      Thanks for being such a faithful reader and offering such positive feedback. Also, I’m always more than happy to help, I wish I could do more. You’re in a storm right now – probably one of the biggest your family has faced. Lots of people continue to pray for you in places even as far away as Medjugorie and beyond. I hope you call GR too. When you have those moments of doubt or tremendous fear, repeat this phrase over and over again. Anything is possible through Christ who strengthens me. I use it a lot when the odds are stacked against me. (Alex, repeated it over and over again when he was struggling to learn how to ride his bike way back when. Then when I unloaded his bike out of the Jeep, after the 10 minute drive from the house, he got on it and took off. He probably made 50 laps on the school flat that night with that bike.) We are all in this together – know that you are not alone and by all means, come over anytime. Draw strength from the rest us. We love you all and will see you through this.

      • “I can do all things through God who strengthens me.” That’s the same quote I had told Hunter to say during dark and scary times for her. Then when I had Health problems last January she made a drawing of it and taped it by my bed so I could see it when i was in pain. Must be Divine intervention that we all chose that same verse!

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