Guest post from Mr. Sub 3 Hour Marathon (as he likes to be called):
15 miles at marathon pace.  Not my favorite workout.  I headed to the track like a dead man walking to the gallow’s pole.  The idea of running 60 laps seemed like anything but fun.

I laced up and starting clicking off the miles.  After I had 10 miles in the bank my solitude was dashed as at least 15 families, complete with uncontrolled kids and pets, decended on the track.  Soon I was forced into lanes 7 and 8 as kids chased balls and dogs chased kids.  More than once I had to detour through the long jump pit.  Even as a parent I was more than a little annoyed.

Then on my 13th mile I began to notice two dads working to lay out and then hold taunt a 100 meter section of rope.  I couldn’t figure out what they were up to.  Then I realized all this work was so a blind little boy, probably eight years old, could run a 100 meter dash on his own.

As luck would have it he started his dash right as I came around the corner for my 57th lap.  We ran side by side.  I wish you could have seen his face, his smile.  I’ll never forget it.  I yelled out, “You are looking great!”.  His reply was, “You are looking great too!”.  

I got a lump in my throat.  I felt shame for cursing my lot–having to run 15 miles.  I felt a tremendous gratitude for the ability to run and I vowed to always run with that young boy’s look on my face.  The look we all had when we burst through the school doors on the last day of class.  I promised to run like I did as a first grader during recess.

I challenge you to bring the same zest for life, for movement.

People say you don’t have to look to far to find someone who has it worse off than you.  I say, you don’t have to look very far to find inspiration.

Princess Party

A party fit for a princess

 Looking for a great way to entertain a bunch of 3 yr olds at a birthday party?  
Mix a plastic crown, some dress up high heals, a princess cape, a good game of the princess and the pea, hunting for the missing slipper, and lots of bubbles and pink lip gloss and you will definately have a good time.  

I can’t believe my 2 yr old is now 3!  Where did the time go?…