Some would say that this is the time individuals have a mid-life crisis.
Some would say that the time one turns “40” is now like turning “30” was 30-years ago.
For me, I recall my mom turning 40 years old (now 30-years ago) and how she was not looking forward to it.
My parents were still together, and still fought with one another religiously over everything when I turned 10. There was no sign of diabetes, my mom struggled to keep her weight in check, (she was always a yo-yo dieter,) and she was in the midst of trying to raise two children on primarily one income.
Turning the age of 40 for my mom was a struggle.
Thank you Lord for where I’m at.
I don’t have to struggle the way my mom did and for that I am thankful.
For me lately, getting close to 40 has been looking at the future. What do I want to do to have a more meaningful, fulfilling, Lord-centered life, that includes all the fun things that this life has to offer?
The answer to that question has lately been ‘Things I know I don’t want.’ That discussion will be in a future blog post.
But in the case of being able to answer what I don’t want, I have been able to make real goals of what I do want to do in the future.
Today is July 1, 2016.
I have intentionally been running four (4) or more miles since April 30th to celebrate my upcoming 40th birthday. As of today, I have ran 4 or more miles 25 times. So, between now and my birthday in late August, I will intentionally run 4 miles or more (at least) 15 more times. I have over 40-days to do this and I’m going to try to finish that goal well before my birthday.
I’m finally putting this goal out there for everyone to see. If I make it, I make it, and if I don’t, well, at least I get to say, I ran xx miles or xx times of 4 miles or over. That’s what I’m going to focus on. That’s how I do it folks. I look towards completing the goals so that at the end, I’m able to say –
Look how far I’ve come….
Thanks for stopping by as always and have a great (American) 4th of July!
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Most of my running outfits are from Kohl’s.