Happy 18th Anniversary and a busy Day - April 13, 2020

The Good? 

Today is our 18th Wedding Anniversary and they have been the best years of my life. No, they have not always been easy, but I can't imagine going through them without my wife Mary. She is my rock and has helped me become the person I am today. I love you today Mary, more than I did on our Wedding Day.

My favorite photo of the two of us from a hike many years ago.

The Bad?

Unfortunately, due to the storm and pandemic, we were not really able to celebrate all that much. We decided earlier to wait until things get better and then do something special together. 

Although I did have a Harold being Harold this morning. I went out and ran a 5K in the middle of the storm. I know not the smartest thing that I have ever done, but I needed to get outside and enjoy the freedom that running during a storm provides to the foolish ones like me. Actually, once I got over being soaked to the bone and accepted that fighting the wind was a useless endeavor and embraced it as extra training it was not that bad. The run turned out a lot better than I believed it would when I stepped out the door and had my hat ripped off my head by the gentle breeze blowing by -- at about 40 mph. 

What Was I Thinking? 

I think that Bennie and Elliot both enjoyed not being outside today.


The rains have made the yard a swamp.

However, we have been fortunate to not have tornadoes affecting us like this storm has produced in other parts of the Country. We have not lost power despite some gusts that I thought were going to bring down a few trees around us. We have been lucky and our prayers go out to those who have not been as fortunate.

 This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.