An inspiration

Posted on October 9, 2010. Filed under: Me, Myself, and I | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today I went over to the pool to do my cross-training work out for the week.

I always miss the pool when I get in…I just love swimming. It was our first real day of fall too. Temps in the 80s and just wonderful.

The swimming workout was good….felt good to tire out my arms.

However that was not my inspiration.

About halfway through my workout, I saw a mentally handicapped twenty something man in a wheelchair coming to the pool

Using the contraption I had always seen but wasn’t sure what it was for he was lowered into the pool.

He then proceeded to move his legs slightly and swim (doggie paddle) at least 4 laps before my workout was over.

It was amazing to watch. I can only imagine how it must feel. Confined to a wheel chair but in the water moving completely by himself.

Not only was he swimming by himself but with real determination he was swimming 25 yard laps. I was so touched watching him swim.

It also reminded me that I am so blessed that I am healthy and so is the rest of my family. We all have the ability to walk, run, swim, bike.  I take it for granted. I am sure we all do.

It will be my inspiration the next time I feel like I can’t run another step. I can, I have the ability. It is just mind over matter. If this 20 something year old can battle everything going against him and get in the pool and swim over 100 yards then I can too can run that extra step, that extra mile….

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Have you heard about Grape Cakes?

Posted on August 14, 2010. Filed under: What she said | Tags: , , , , |

So the other night while cooking dinner I had some grapes on the counter for my hungry munchkin. She decided she was going to make desert. A grape cake…it is the newest thing, haven’t you heard about it? It is grapes touched off with a little whip cream. What isn’t better with whip cream??

She worked hard, like 30min on the cake and it was the centerpiece for dinner. She got mad at us when we stole a few grapes off the masterpiece…and still doesn’t quite understand why I didn’t let her put whip cream on the cake.

She is looking forward to our next party when she can officially make the grape cake with whip cream…this one was just for practice she said!

Love my healthy girl…with whip cream pizzazz.

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