Kit and the Kolea

a Kolea in Longs parking lot

a Kolea in Longs parking lot

Good Day, God!

Here in Boston it’s almost 6 p.m. — in Honolulu it’s 12 noon — and my body is totally confused! But happy!  Happy to have arrived! Happy to be here in Boston for my wonderful husband Kit to run his 7th Boston Marathon.

Was it just yesterday that I saw this kolea standing in the Long’s parking lot? He was all dressed up in his mating plumage — almost ready to fly off to Alaska to find his mate. I’ve always been impressed by the Kolea flying from Hawaii to Alaska! Just as I am impressed by Kit running the 26.2 miles of a marathon.

I hadn’t thought to put the two together until I saw this kola in the parking lot. Indeed, the bird seemed preoccupied . . . not really noticing me . . . rather like Kit before he runs. Both of them seemingly focused on their upcoming activity!

Kit would love it if I ran, too. Part of me is attracted to the idea. That’s the part that lit up when I heard Discipline redefined as Freedom. But, that is not a very large part. Sigh. I guess it is the single-minded focus and time that would be required, God, that gives me pause. Well, that and a slight concern about knees, etc. For me to say yes to running would require me to say no to a whole lot of things that I am not wanting to say no to.

Hmmm. I got up to hang up a jacket a minute ago and the truth hit me on the side of the head. I am not exercising. I need to start doing weights and sit-ups and small stuff like that. I have time for that. I just don’t have the inclination. Now that is the place to start. Running may or may not ever emerge. But it would stand a much better chance if I simply started and started small. I need to be willing to be willing to receive Your Help, God!

 

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