Today the scale said 200lbs after a couple weeks of upward creep. Decisions about the holidays and my kid, a plethora of office sweets, and fewer hours of sunlight have made me feel less than stellar while I watch time’s unceasing march toward December 22nd, when I will truly challenge myself to do something I do not yet know I can do. There is a marathon to be run. I discovered the other day that there are members of the military on the wait-list hoping for a spot to free up. I could donate my registration to one of these deserving people. But I won’t. Therefore I damn-well better finish.

Now it’s more than a personal challenge. It’s a matter of honor and respect.

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Comment by James Mark Emmerling on December 13, 2012 at 2:42pm

honor and respect! deeply Human things, much bally-hooed but never met by most.

kinda the only thing we got, yes?

Comment by Arthur James on December 13, 2012 at 3:41pm

` No Be Fretting or Too Bummed.

You Be a Fun Hood To Walk With.

I'd Talk ` Bout Dec. 21, so Soon.


We be dead and happy as Larks.

We'd feel as if we sip Sweets.

Mead is Best If Traditional Dry.


Cook Red Bolivia Quinoa Seeds.

They are Red Shaped Pearl Grain.

Incas Cooked on Open Hearths.


Salon ate and became Mayans?

It's also called "Mother Grain'



Red Seeds are Real Good.

Nutrition is very essential.








at Waxing


Comment by Jenny on December 13, 2012 at 4:15pm

You're running a marathon on 12/22? Yikes, I assume you've been training for some time. Good luck!

Comment by Jewellya on December 14, 2012 at 10:01am

Thank yall for the comments!

Yes, Asia, My first half-marathon was in February (that i completed in a manner i enjoyed) I wrote about my first long-running experiences under the tag Marathon

Now I can run 13miles without much consideration, it's the second half that will be a challenge. one reason i chose this event as my first is their very generous time limit of 9 hours for powerwalkers and slow-pokes.

I feel I can reasonably complete it in 5.5 - 6 hours, but my goal (as was with my first half-marathon) is not to walk.

Comment by tr ig on December 14, 2012 at 10:20am

"December 22nd, when I will truly challenge myself to do something I do not yet know I can do"

Uh... I think the world ends the 21st.

BUT, if it doesn't, get out there and do it, and take pics! Remember Deven aka freakytroll from OS? After her husband died she took to running and ran herself free of extra poundage. Happy holidays... if :D

Comment by Jewellya on December 14, 2012 at 11:31am

tr ig: funny you should mention that, because the run is in celebration that the Mayans are wrong. there is another run the 21st, for the pessimists who want to get one last marathon in before the end of the world...or as the world ends? 

When I get my super-cool Mayan-inspired medal, i'll be sure to post a pic for all to admire.

Comment by Emily Conyngham on December 14, 2012 at 11:39am

Wowee. Good for you, J!

I have been running regularly but after five or six miles, my knees really ache, and I just haven't pushed past that. Oh terrific! I wonder where you are running this optimists' run. I don't even know you, and I am so proud of you. Vicariously, Emily

Comment by Jewellya on December 14, 2012 at 11:52am

Emily, thank you much. I'm running near a humble little town north of Houston called Humble (pronounced without the H for some reason). it's not very big race, someone with organizational skills enough (this is a side-job/hobby) put it together for fun.

Comment by Jenny on December 16, 2012 at 9:27am

I'm sure you'll push through, competition does something to our brains doesn't it? I've only ran 5ks and would like to start running regularly again now that my life is about to enter a different phase, I just have to get off my derriere...

Comment by Arthur James on February 8, 2014 at 3:56am


I wonder how this old post popped up?

Soon You ` 199- pounds. Nice huggable.

Walk. No Run. Cops Think You Robbed

Bank. I was arrested in a Waybesboro,

PA bank. FBI ( Sonny from Philly ) -

Know. FBI Mueller and Ashcroft

was FBI's Sonny's Boss. Sigh.

FBI apologized. He Hinted:

It best to be a sleep dog

than a dead lion roaring.


Knock Knock Knock

Who There? Radio.

Radio who? Radio

Not Here I Come

To DC with my

Outhouse Law

Briefs. or call

for appointment?


FBI tell sad jokes?


Knock Knock. Who There?

Hobbit. Hobbit Who? apology,

telling Knock Knock Jokes

is a Bad Hobbit. Gosh...

I better go outside

and smell corncobs

that rot in pure

white snow...

Take Care....

Walk and look

For a ` Little

Green Stick.

Turn Stick 

Over and

Read a

Secret to

Joy and



We gotta walk...

Leo Tolstoy and Others

Wrote ` Be ambulatory 

If we can. Up at PA's

Whitetail Ski Resort


Tom, and ` OTTERS

( silly ) takes` edge

off... ` Teach Walter

Reed `Amputees to

Ski Down Slopes

with adapted ski

equipment. Later


Maybe I find other

healthy pursuits...


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