Monday, March 21, 2011

We need to move, and other stuff

Well, it's been 11 months and we're still here. My wife has taken a new job which will require her to drive to work everyday (rather than the two days a week she currently drives). It's about an hour and 20 one way. We need to move closer in a bad way, because that's gonna get old fast. We continue to have showings but no one makes an offer. It's quite frustrating to spend half a day staging and cleaning your house so someone can take ten minutes to walk through and say, "Meh, no thanks."

Recently I've been praying for some healing in my life about some pretty deep kind of stuff. I'm usually not one to observe Lent, but this year I felt like God was asking me to do something. So I gave up chocolate. You may not know me well at all, but I'm a serious chocoholic. Wife and I have a bag of Dove Dark in the cabinet at all times and usually eat two a day. Any ice cream I buy, cakes, etc... it's chocolate. So this is a serious thing. I'm thinking that doing so will allow me to better experience the richness and sweetness (like chocolate) of God's healing when it comes. Pray for me.

Further, I've decided I'm sick of being overweight and unhealthy. I've been walking (serious walking, not just taking the dog for a stroll). And I think I'm going to make the goal of running a mile by the end of summer. Yes, one mile. But, I'm 39 years old and have NEVER been able to do that. Not even in junior high when we had to do it for that cursed President's physical fitness test, which I'm convinced was designed by Nazi's to weed out the weak ones. I've also been doing push ups. I must say, that never having been one to really try, I'm appreciating the improvements I'm noticing already. Here's to being hopeful.

Otherwise, life goes on. We're on track with school and the kids, so we should finish up right around the end of May. I applied for a certificate of completion program from my Alma Mater so that I can be licensed as a counselor (long story, maybe some other time). I should know about that in the next month or so and would start in the fall.

Hope you're well. Thanks for looking in on my little corner of the world.


Karen said...

Keep at the power walking Dan, if I can do it SO CAN YOU! I have fibromyalgia and any sort of exercise is a real trial. I got a good pair of shoes and started walking to the next neighbours lane, then the next (I live in the countryside). Since February I've managed to work up to 5 kilometers (I think that's about 2.5 miles). 5 kilometers works for me, so I'm working on ramping up my speed now. I can't believe how much better I felt this winter.
Take baby steps but keep going one step further.

Danman said...

Thanks for the incouragement! I actually did buy some running shoes and shorts and have begun to run/walk. I have never been able to run a mile in my life, but yesterday (according to the podometer, which in my opinion is suspect) I ran about a mile and two tenths! I don't love running, but it's helping me lose weight.