Ok, just a quick note of thanks to Cris and his friend, Jeff, for raising up our website from what we thought was a fatal state!
We were down for quite some time, during the worst time to possibly be down-the holidays! We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you, as we realize it was HIGHLY annoying!! So much is going on at Grateful Hearts during the holidays, from opening our new retail store in our new storehouse location(5300 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos) to being well underway with our Holiday programs!
We are partnering together with Cottonwood Church’s Love 2 Others campaign (as well as other community organizations) to feed 10,000 people over the holidays! Please go to cottonwood.org for more info until we get it up on our site.
And runners!! We are back at it again! We meet every saturday morning @ Grateful Heart’s new site @7am … new comers welcome! Former teammates who have fallen off the running wagon, also welcome!! Faithful running buddies… of course!! You make it much easier to get out of bed on a Saturday morning:)
So I have not blogged for a long time about my running experience. Partly because our website has been down, but partly because I have little experience to speak of lately. Like this morning… today is Saturday. I did not run. I had a good excuse. Wanna hear it? Ok, so I got home from working last night at one am this morning. I am fighting off something creepy sickness that is threatening to knock me out, or at least make me feel really yucky. Not only that, it was cold and wet this morning. So I added all those factoids together and it equalled=0. Don’t do it. (Stay in your bed! ) Oh yeah, and I had company. Not nice to make your company work with you till one in the morning and then make them get up at 6 am and run with you in the freezing cold. I want to keep my friends. Especially this one.
Ok, so I told you last time, how fast I started running. Ha ha.. I meant fast for myself personally, not in relation to other running people in the world. So during one of my last runs, something happened that indicates just how lightning fast I was going. I ran by a guy painting a house who literally dropped his coffee on the ground as I blasted by him with lightning speed! You think I am kidding? I am not. Well, maybe partly. He did drop his coffee, but more because he wasn’t paying attention to what he was doing. I felt badly for him, but it was also a little bit funny, (just a little) I have dropped mine SO MANY times before… and full ones, too. (FYI)
So fast forward to last Saturday. We had a choice to run 3, 4 or 5 miles. I wanted to run 4. Why? LAZY. I had to leave after everyone so I could run to the rest room one last time and lock up the building. So I was running behind a new gal in our group and I actually decided to let her decide how many miles I would run. We could turn down cerritos, turn down Ball or turn down Walker. I actually found myself talking out loud to her (though she couldn’t hear me) saying, turn the corner, turn the corner, turn the corner (when we approached Ball) but she kept on running straight ahead, that lovely girl. She went for the full 5 miles- the new girl. Oh, I am so ashamed. Ha ha, not really. But the other part is true. I did decide to run whatever she was gonna run… I think because I thought for sure she would choose 4, not 5. But anyways, the 5 was a nice run. No big deal. Glad she did it, glad I followed.
This brings up a thought that I want to close with. People are most always watching you, even when you have no idea. This gal had no clue. I was following, as people do. We lead by example. Do we go the extra mile, or do we cut corners, take the easy road? When we give our best, we inspire others. That is a good thing. So thank you, my new running buddy, for running the extra mile, when you could have stopped short. You did not know I was following you, but you inspired me none the less.