Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Red and Pedro

Last February my now brother in-laws brother was stabbed and killed in Chinatown. He and his brothers have a lived a tough life. They have battled poverty, drugs, alcohol, homelessness, mental, emotional, and physical abuse. My brother in law has battled through and is a fairly healthy individual now. Four days ago he became depressed and overdosed on pain killers and alcohol. Had my sister not been there he would have died. He is one of the most kind and generous people that I know. He is now hospitalized and making strides towards recovery. His brother died out of senseless violence.

I continually think about how we can end violence. How do we teach people to talk about disputes instead committing acts of violence. And who am I to tell anyone how to live. I grew up in a white house in northern New Hampshire. Sure, my life was not perfect, but I had a warm bed and loving parents.

First swim

Today I swam for the first time in months. Although I initially felt as if I had bricks on my back I quickly became fluid in the water. I only swam a little over a 1/4 of a mile but it was a start. It looks like my strength training is paying off! sweet.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

new year intentions

I decided prior to 2009 that I would not make "resolutions" this year. I am pretty happy with the way I live my life. There are some things that I would like to accomplish, however. In my hot power yoga class on New Years day the instructor asked us all to make an intention for the class and 2009. I am stealing this term and making a few 2009 intentions.

The first is to date a few people. I'm tired of being single.....I've already made a few steps towards this by joining a Triathlon team and a dating site...o boy!

I am excited about getting back into my training again. I am in the zone and focused about tri's again. And THAT has made me focused on my life again. Stop all this dwelling crap. Life I'm coming at cha! What out 2009 here I come.