The LeBaron Bunch, kinda like The Brady Bunch only BeTTeR

"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. but the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lookin for the Bright Side

I keep wondering, just as you might have wondered...why did I sign up for the Marathon again?  I think it every day, and everyday the answer's the same...I want something to shoot for, to work for, to prompt me to take control of my body and say "I am in charge, now get your butt outta bed!"  I've said it before and I'll say it again...life throws so many things at you, it's nice to be able to say "this is what I'm gonna do now DO IT!" I think I felt antsy, I had just broken my hand  wanted to laugh at adversity and say "You're not taken me down, I'm gonna sign up for the Marathon and there's nothing you can do about it!"  "I'M IN CHARGE!"


So sometimes there are curve balls thrown into the mix, then what do you do?  I dunno, it's easy to let discouragement in, and self-doubt, and comparisons...all of those ugly words weave their way into the looms of your soul...and sometimes you can pull them out before they shape your tapestry.  I ran 5 miles 2 Saturdays in a row, my knee bothered me both times, and now I can't even run 2 miles without this blasted knee.  I think maybe with some rest, but I can't rest, I hafta train.  I'm lookin for answers.


I am grateful for different, eternal perspectives...putting your life back into focus.  I was able to spend some much needed time with my Dear Mother at the temple yesterday.  It was such a gift, I am so grateful I was able to have that time with her.  She had a PET scan a couple of weeks ago and there is concern with her thyroid and colon.  She has been in remission for 1 1/2 years and her hair has grown back and her energy is mostly back, but I know she will never be the same, her love and compassion and gracious kindness couldn't help but grow...I just don't want to see her become frail again...PLEASE PRAY FOR MY MOM:)


I am so grateful for my mom. I feel like any time I have with her is bonus time.  Time I am so thankful I have. I want to be like her, she has so much love, unbelieveable love, to give.  I am so blessed, I don't know what I ever did to be to blessed to have such a great mother...and father, and in-laws and husband.  I know she would do anything for me and my family.  She has shown great courage and I know my dad has given her great support and love to her.


On the bright side, Mr. L signed up for the Marathon and really kickin BUTT!!! He ran 5 miles in 38 minutes...I am super proud of him.  Wish us luck.

14 comments:

SadeRa盈君iford0412 said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.................................................................

Lil' LeBaron Family said...

Andrea you make me smile :) I love your passion and feeling for life! I also love you and your sweet Mamma! Good luck training!

曉薇 said...

初次拜訪,踩踩您的格子,跟您拜個碼頭囉~~.................................................................

江婷 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。.................................................................                           

志穎志穎 said...

Pay somebody back in his own coin.....................................................................

雅慧雅慧 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

啟佐啟佐 said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

賢林賢林 said...

要照顧身體歐~保重..................................................................

與發 said...

感謝您費心的分享您的生活!讓我也感同身受!..................................................................

宥妃宥妃 said...

來看你了~心在、愛在、牽掛在,幸福才會繁衍不息^^............................................................

志張sf夏康如皓志gfg志 said...

唯有學習不已的老師,才能認真的教,唯有燃燒自己,才能點亮他人的燈............................................................

賢林賢林 said...

生命所經歷的折磨愈多,其所產生的奮鬥力愈大。............................................................

俊成俊成 said...

我們必須先有哭泣,才有歡笑;也必須先感到人生的悲哀,然後才感到人生的快樂。............................................................

陳倩江陳倩江 said...

上班好累哦,看看部落格轉換心情~~~先謝謝啦!!..................................................................

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