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!