Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Back from a long coooold weekend! The weekend was nice though. On Thursday evening, I went to spin AGAIN! Yes, back to back and this time, I am pleased to report, I survived hehe! Not sore at all! After the class, I put in about an hour in the pool. I decided to take the day off on Friday and it felt good! Saturday after Caleb's basketball game, my friend TJ and I went to hangout and do a little shopping. That was a workout in itself ;) I did not workout on Saturday either, and when Sunday rolled around, I was bursting at the seams. I headed to my parent's, the usual on Sunday's, and while Caleb played with my nephews, I decided I was going to run in the freezing cold. The plan was 12 miles. Well, besides the cold, I felt really good. By the end of mile 12, I decided to keep going. I ended up with a comfortable 14 and uncomfortable last mile to make a solid 15. I think I was just frozen, and everything started to tighten up on me during the last mile. I made it back and eventually thawed out. I am so ready for warmer temps!!

I got to play with little niece Maggie once again! She is toddling around now everywhere. Feisty one that Maggie. It runs in the fam I suppose ;)
I watched her toddle around and couldn't help to think of those little legs. I thought about how many miles she will go in her lifetime. She has just begun to walk. Soon she will be running around the house, and we may not even be able to keep up. I watched her waddle around, unsure of the next movement. Arms reached out and wondering whether or not to trust taking that next step. Sometimes falling down, then with the sweet baby laughter, getting back up. It's beautiful watching a child taking baby steps. I hope she, as well as my son, always allow their legs to take them down the right paths. Isn't it amazing how many miles we go in our lifetime?? It reminded me of a Dr. Seuss book, one that Caleb loves.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!
by Dr. Seuss

Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street. And you may not find any you'll want to go down.In that case, of course,you'll head straight out of town. OH! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! You'll be on your way up!You'll be seeing great sights! You'll join the high fliers who soar to high heights. You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don't. Because, sometimes, you won't. You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind?Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind. You can get so confused that you'll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.The Waiting Place......for people just waiting. Everyone is just waiting. NO! That's not for you!Somehow you'll escape all that waiting and staying. You'll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. With banner flip-flapping, once more you'll ride high! Ready for anything under the sky. Ready because you're that kind of a guy! Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be,with the whole wide world watching you win on TV. Except when they don't. Because, sometimes, they won't. I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you. And when you're alone, there's a very good chance you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon,that can scare you so much you won't want to go on. But on you will go though the weather be foul, On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. On and on you will hike and I know, you'll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! So...be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Brayor Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea, you're off to Great Places! Today is your day!Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!

Last night we had snow! Today, I plan on another cold run, then swim! Gotta love it :)

Happy Tuesday All~


jahowie said...

Dr. Seuss is the best. My kids used to love those books. Are you tired of the snow yet?

TriT said...

YES! YES! YES! ;) Soooooo ready for sunshine and warm temps!!!