Sunday, May 24, 2009

Family stuff...

Families are funny things. Family traditions are even weird sometimes. There is nothing particularly cool or wonderful or anything about the family in my house tonight...

...except, I'm not blood related to any of them (except by declaration and commitment...)...

...and, I love them enough to go walk another Bolder Boulder...

This is the 3rd consecutive year of a tradition where some of the g'kids (+parents) come in from Seattle and several of us run (I walk, crawl, whimper, whine, gripe - you know, great style points...) with 50,000 of our closest buds. Think 10k of a constant party. I can't tell you how this is not like my stuff... I've even had an intention to get in shape so I can better participate sometimes - but I seem to get over that...

I'm 56 years old and have nothing going for me physically at this point except really great genetics. I don't deserve the ability to participate in this with my family but it's yet more evidence of God's grace that I can do this. Thank you mom & dad & God.

Again, I'm a huge fan of grace...

Anyway, I wish you all a happy Memorial Day.

If you are active or past military service, thank you for your service.

If you have had family who have been killed in duty, I will say a prayer for your comfort tomorrow. Small (or no) consolation, I know, but I stand in awe of your character, courage and strength.

I'm still a huge fan of God's grace...

4 comments:

Steve E. said...

Ed, you're 56...I'm 76 today, and I don't feel at all in bad shape. Exceptions, I don't run, I take a nap every day...took a long time to admit defeat in the sleep department.

Have fun
In the run...

dAAve said...

I'm 55 and am also a HUGE fan of my HP's grace.

Mary Christine said...

Have fun at the Bolder Boulder. It was the first race I did in sobriety - actually my first race ever! It's awesome. I considered running it this year, but those 50,000 people are a bit too much for me.

Syd said...

Ed, good for you for doing that. It sounds like fun. Unless you get trampled by all those people.