Friday, July 3, 2009

1000 Miles and Counting

I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walked 1000
Miles to fall down at your door
- the Proclaimers
Yes Proclaimers, but would you run 1000 miles? This morning's "Eeyore club" 11 miler took me up to 1005 miles for 2009 - a nice little milestone. I most certainly did not want to get out of bed, but driving home afterward (armed with a nice selection of cupcakes fresh from the bakery) I had an epiphany (my word of the day) - the sun was rising, there were several people out jogging and everything was right with the world. It made me realize again why I enjoy running. And that's a reminder I've sorely needed of late.

Sitting here on the sofa, sharing some trail mix with Gavin, I realize what a lucky guy I am. I love my wife, I have the best son in the world, and am about to get another. We own our own house, have no financial worries, I enjoy my job, am in great shape and I have some wonderful friends I enjoy running and laughing with.

Of course, my ankle is still not quite right (when I shift my foot after sitting in the same position for any length of time it clicks like a sodding dolphin), but at least it gives me something interesting to blog about.

Anyway, I'm just killing time until the swimming pool opens. Gavin loves the water and Nancy and I are really looking forward to going. I took him yesterday afternoon (we had a "boys only" day) and we were in the water for over 2 hours - we had a fantastic time and he slept really well last night!!!

I can't think of a better way to celebrate the last day of my 35th year.


Cynical Dirt Doll said...

Congrats on such a lovely life.. it's always nice to hear when things are going so well for people. Happy Birthday too!

clea said...

Happy birthday! Wow, I have really got you hooked on Quack's bakery!

brendaontheRun said...

pen-blwydd hapus!

Larry said...

Happy Birthday, Mark! Get that ankle healed up quick! Take care.

Mark said...

Thanks everyone. Diolch yn fawr iawn!!!