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The son's rise

Posted by ilived on Mar 29, 2010 7:45:00 AM

As I was getting out of bed I felt pain shooting from my lower back down my hip.  My first thoughts were "Awe, not again".  That is part of the reason I am losing weight.  I do not want to have back surgery and I want to be able to do more with my family.  My youngest son, Jack, woke up so I got him a bottle made.  I gave it to him and started doing some core exercises on the floor next to him.  Then I heard my two year old hollering for "Pappa" to come.  I went and got him and we ate breakfast.  I looked out side and saw the beautiful sunrise.  Beautiful day! Now as I write the boys are playing here next to me and my pain has subsided.  Funny, how the power of laughter, joy and a child's radiant smile can ease pain and heal. 

  I walked 8.7 miles saturday.  It felt good but I have decided this next half marathon might be my last one.  I can still stay healthy and get plenty of exercise and satisfaction doing something other than walking and running half marathons. Besides, who am I kidding, I am not even built for running!  Before my accident happened I was a fairly big muscular guy who was big and strong from working.  Not working out in the gym.  But, I have been enjoying myself none the less.  Gotta go for now, duty calls!!  Keep on keeping on!

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