I had a very hard time deciding how to represent this week's theme. For the last 27, almost 28, years I have been living my dream of being a stay-at-home wife and mom, and that was the first thing that came to mind when I read the theme. But how do you distill all that is entailed in being a full-time wife and mother into one photograph? (I'd love to hear your suggestions; I'm short on creativity.)
In the end I was limited by my own shortcomings, so I settled on a much smaller, more recent dream—that of being a runner. I had the thought that maybe I could do a little running about a year ago, not thinking it would turn into anything of substance. Then when I broke the 3-minute mark (that's 3 minutes of running without stopping), and saw that I really wasn't going to die from it, I decided to aspire to the lofty goal of running a 5K in this, my 50th year. I did, and wound up winning my age group. It helps to wait until you actually turn 50, thus putting you in the next group up, wherein you are the youngest. Then I ran another, and now I'm looking forward to running my first half-marathon in May.
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Thankful I'm healthy enough to run ~