Friday, January 27, 2012

Week 2 in London "Be Joyful"

 Hi, back again after just tweeting a bit for a week. My main focus this past week (promised last Friday was increasing exercise and mindful eating).  So, after some research I found a gym to join. I found the folks at LA FITNESS-Piccadilly to be very hospitable and welcoming. Since it is the beginning of a new year they have some pretty attractive packages to induce someone to join. So that's what I did. Since last Friday, I've been to the gym 7 out of 8 days.

I like their sign on the wall which one sees on the way down to the gym

I also looked for a personal trainer. I made the acquaintance of Cormac Quinn who has been just fantastic. We've met three times and I feel very hopeful and confident that he'll "coach" me into ways of increasing my physical activity. 

A couple of resources produced by PORTICO (formerly the ELCA Board of Pensions) have assisted me in making "slowing down" as well as making some healthy goals. I highly recommend them to you.

As you know another part of this sabbatical is attending plays. Last Monday I saw GRIEF and then on Wednesday SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. The first play really dealt with the realities and complexities of death and loss. The second play involved (what I am beginning to understand is a frequent element in plays and also Scriptures) is the notion of "mistaken identity." Even Mary Magdalene on Easter morning (full of grief and sadness) mistakes Jesus as the "gardner." For someone who said, "I am the Vine you are the branches" maybe her words are more "spot on" than previously thought.

You can read the synopsis and reviews of the play.

On Wednesday the 25th it was the Conversion of St. Paul. It was also the birthday of Robert Burns.
So I was invited to celebrate with the "ARCHERS" the 50-60's group at St. Martin in the Fields.
It was a grand evening full of communion, community and conversation. 

This coming Sunday at St. Martin in the Fields is HOMELESSNESS SUNDAY

One of the reasons I'm drawn to SMITF is their commitment to helping the homeless.
I'll update you following the service.

I did get my copy this week of 

If you are wondering what this is all about scan the following graphic and you'll be taken to a welcome video ( put together by the great team at #BIGREAD12) featuring Tom Wright.

We read the following prayer this morning after we read Psalm 66.

"Be joyful in God, all the earth.
May the richness of your creation, Lord,
and the mystery of your providence
lead us to that heavenly city
where all peoples will bring their wealth,
forsake their sins and find their true joy,
Jesus Christ our Lord."

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nashville-here we come

Sue Ann and I are getting set to fly to Nashville for the Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon.
We both had intended to do the full 26.2 miles, Sue Ann running it and me walking it. But, (and Pee Wee Herman in "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" said "Dotty, everyone has a big but..." SO that's the case. But, here we go. We will meet Bob and Cynthia Tanner there, along with the Whitakers from Bethany Lutheran. So, stay tuned (pun intended) for updates.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Denver Marathon- We Did it!

The Faithful Soles of Bethany Lutheran Church completed the Denver Marathon on October 17th in approximately 7.5 hours. While we didn't set any speed records, we did have a wonderful time.
Next event for some of us is the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Steptember is Right Around the Corner

 America on the Move is a fabulous organization that is all about increasing physical activity and decreasing caloric intake.

Their website clearly states and promotes:

AOM’s own research proves that small, specific changes in food and physical activity can have a significant impact on health and effectively stop weight gain. Our research-based programs encourage people to move more and eat healthier by making two small daily changes:

  • Take 2,000 more steps (about one mile)
  • Eat 100 fewer calories (about a tablespoon of butter)
Engaging in AOM’s small changes approach can help participants achieve energy balance and stop the average national adult weight gain of one to two pounds a year.
Here are 100 ways to add steps
100 Ways to STEP IT UP!

and also 100 Ways to Cut Calories
Plan now to make it STEPTEMBER

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Good Understanding

15 b's
It's been a good day off. I broke in my new Brooks Addiction Walking Shoes by doing
10.4 miles around Wash Park. My pace was good. I feel I am on track for the Denver Marathon
which is on Sunday, October 17th.  Peace,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Still Walkin' after 34 years

Sue Ann & I celebrated our 34th anniversary by participating in the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City on July 10th. Sue Ann ran the 5k and I walked it. We feel blessed to be able to pursue our interests in
running and walking.It was a great start to a wonderful week at Camp Arcadia
Checkout the cool youtube videos Camp Arcadia Walking to the Sun