Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Check Check Check

Some of the items on my list were difficult to photograph, so this post will highlight what I was able to accomplish.

run 4 miles

In September when I wrote my list, I had been running/walking in the evenings. I slowly started to run more and more and worked up to running 2.5 miles straight. I was athletic in high school and participated in every sport at one time or another, but I was a short distance runner. In track I would run the approach for long jump, the 100, 200 and sometimes the 400. This is why I wanted to set my goal to run farther than I ever had before. Shortly after I posted my list I was able accomplish that goal by running around the section. Every week after that until November, I ran 4 miles one day of the week.

go to the dentist
In October I went to the dentist after several years. It was 4 years to be exact, but luckily I didn't have any cavities. Hopefully I won't wait another 4 years to go again.

read a book

I'm not a big reader. I don't mind reading good books, but I don't take the time to read very often, so it takes me forever to read a book. That is why I chose an easy book Marley & Me. Mike and I have two labs our black lab, Hunter, acts like Marley in the book. Our yellow lab, Bessie, looks like Marley. Overall I thought the book was pretty good and would recommend it to anyone wanting an easy reading book.

donate something
So when I put this item on my list, I was planning to donate blood for the first time. I faint pretty easily, so I have never tried to give blood, but I have always wanted too. A blood drive was scheduled in town on November 5 with the Community Blood Bank and I was ready, however, then the Chamber's Strategic Planning Kick-Off meeting was scheduled for November 5 as well I knew I couldn't do both. Especially if I had a hard time donating blood, so I found a different way to donate. I took 4 sacks of cloths and household item to our church for the Etc. Shop.

volunteer somewhere different
This year I joined the Preschool Committee at our church. This is a very small way to volunteer my time, but it was been very enjoyable to volunteer on a board for someone else because I'm usually working with volunteers on other board through my job at the Chamber.


  1. LOVE the running picture. Very innovative. Your mother would be proud;)

  2. Marley looks like he could be a granchild of your labs.

  3. Just remember, and this advice comes from someone who knows, no matter how hard you push yourself, you've gotta save a little energy for the run back up that gradual incline into the yard. It's not very long, but after 2 or three miles, it's a bugger.

  4. I couldn't finish the Marley book. I got to the place where he got old and had to be carried out to go to the bathroom and I knew what was going to happen, but didn't want to read about it. GREAT book, though, and his antics reminded me quite of bit of Mr. Hunter James.