I begin as I left off. Last night, I put together the 2015 spreadsheet for use in recording exercise. This morning, I bought a new notebook for the same purpose (because the one I\’ve used since 2003 is full). I went for a 4 mile walk in Pine Gully Park. It was nice to get some fresh air.
I was supposed to be at a 100 mile race; but after 45 miles, my knee seized up so I quit. Now, 2 days later, it feels like the ACL tendon is stressed. But, it will recover fine since I didn\’t tape it up and continue the 100 mile attempt. This is typical of me for all ultras I guess. 50k goes very well. 50 miles can be toughed out. But when something goes wrong on the way to 100 miles, I cut my loses and quit. I got the participant medal but not the belt buckle.
My ego was sacrificed.
A walk in Pine Gully is worth anything.
My Course in Miracles Lesson for today:
The hush of Heaven holds my heart today.
1 Father, how still today! How quietly do all things fall in place! This is the day that has been chosen as the time in which I come to understand the lesson that there is no need that I do anything. In You is every choice already made. In You has every conflict been resolved. In You is everything I hope to find already given me. Your peace is mine. My heart is quiet, and my mind at rest. Your Love is Heaven, and Your Love is mine.
2 The stillness of today will give us hope that we have found the way, and traveled far along it to a wholly certain goal. Today we will not doubt the end which God Himself has promised us. We trust in Him, and in our Self, Who still is one with Him.
News stories of 2014:
My 55th year of life:
I applied for 5 jobs; and ended up in the one I had in 2013.
My company is selling our plant.
Running: 3 half marathons, a 25k, 2 full marathons, a 50k. 3,051 miles and 959 hours of exercise. One virtual race where 200 miles were completed. One failed attempt at 100 miles in a public event.
I got an iphone.
Still sober. 2014 was my 29th anniversary.
Still A Course n Miracles student.
Read a number of religious and spiritual studies books.
Made my first presentation at a professional conference.
I bought a new car and a new computer.
I don\’t belong to Facebook.
I don\’t belong to a religion.
I am a vegetarian still.
I invented \”Starship Baytown.\”
6 HAZOP signoffs completed.
I started wearing glasses.
But, what was it like to be me this year?
Although a menopause crazed brain attacked me most of the year. increasingly positive beliefs about myself and God\’s love for me prevailed. It was a year of ego downsizing. Life dreams getting dismissed as: not this life time.