Tuesday, January 4, 2011

One Step at a Time

Something I need to work on is realizing the hard work it will take to get to my goal.  Life is not a 5 minute hard work montage and pow your at your goal.  I have become used to seeing all the before and after but not enough of the in between. 

When my alarm went off this morning I am sad to say I was not as excited as I was yesterday to get up and run in 24 degree weather.  I was sore from yesterday physically and mentally.  But I did it and I feel so happy for doing it.  I know this hard work will pay off.

I sat with my grandpa Ron yesterday in his last moments in life.  I told him I loved him and he said he loved me. I am very grateful he was my grandpa.  We had a lot of fun together.  He would take me to my football games, go play Nintendo with me and let me get the all you can eat at skippers.  I was able to help take care of him most Saturdays.  I will miss him and I glad he is not suffering anymore.  I told him I was getting in shape and I have more desire to do this than ever.

  About to run Day 2: 5:20 AM 1/4/10

6 comments:

Paul Rone said...

Some days it feels like a real grind, doesn't it? Keep with it, man. You'll love the results.
Remember the eternal wisdom of REO Speedwagon:
"So if you're tired of the same old story... / You've got to / Keep on rollin' / Keep on rollin' / Roll with the changes."

Sing with me, now. I know you know this one...

Ellen said...

Chris, Congrats on your efforts to become a healthier you. Glad I clicked on your blog because I had no idea about Ron. I knew he hasn't been well for a long time but had no idea he had passed away. He had a lot of physical struggles so it is a blessing although I know very hard to lose a grandpa. Sending my love to your mom and all of your family.... Ellen

Clara said...

Yesterday, your enthusiasm motivated me to exercise. Today, I am sorry that your thoughts are elsewhere but know you will continue towards your goal. May the good memories of your Grandpa Ron keep you smiling and motivated. ~DestyDarlin @ SparkPeople

Chris & Laura said...

Starting is always hard. The next few days/week are even harder. I am rooting for you and know you can do it Chris.

FrancesLee said...

Best of luck. I'll keep checking in to see how you're doing. I myself am on a similar journey.

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Natalie Marie said...

No matter how small the accomplishment may be, it is still an accomplishment! You got up!! Good job! Keep it going!

I am very sorry to hear about your Grandpa. It is in times like that I am very greatful for the gospel in my life. Sending hugs!