to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know
that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes,
no coincidences; all events are blessings given to us to
learn from. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
I just went to Yoga for the first time
in a year, wow did it
feel good in so many ways! It is called
meditate to scripture which is very uplifting!
I am so tight and some
of the movements did feel good even though
they were uncomfortable. I
will be back again and hope to go 2-3
times a week, I sure do need it!
Posted on PBSeniors by Liz:
it was raining today in Arizona and COLD,
my goal today was two
miles and by darn I did it! Two miles
on the dreadmill! Started at
2.5 max was 3.5 and it took 39 minutes,
now my goal is to do 30
minutes for 2 miles! It felt SO good!
O so very good! It is just
like starting over one step at a time!
Life is good!
I have 6 miles down of my 20 mile goal
for the month.......I will
do it then double my goal for next month!
Posted on PBSeniors by Jeanette Lampron:
in there. My thoughts and prayers are
It looks like we are going to have a group
of penguins at the Penguin Pae this year
on the 4th next month.
Harriet, Daniel and Mary D are driving
in from out of town. Looks like a slumber
party at my house. Wish that you could
Will send out a shirt as soon as they
are available to you.
I think that you will be pleased.
If you feel up to it and want to visit
DC in the spring or VT during the summer
come on over.......
Posted on PBSeniors by
walk?! Oh No No No! I
plan on being in running
by then and hopefully
I can keep up with you!
who just returned from
"Children of Men"
good, I need to read the
book, I hope the ending
is better in the book!
Posted on PBSeniors by Mary DeMattia:
it is so good to see you back here on
the list. I just know that
2007 will be a better year for you.
And I am glad that you are feeling better
and are getting out and walking.
Perhaps when I get to Phoenix next May
we can go out for a short walk or
something. And who knows what you will
be doing then.
Posted on PBSeniors by Mindy Haines:
back!!!! Yeah!!! I'm sending huge hugs
your way! You and your family have been
in my prayers and will continue to be.
Life gives up speed bumps and makes us
slow down at times, but the road ahead
pulls us ever onward to glorious things.
You will do many more glorious things
on the road ahead my friend.
Posted on PBSeniors by "Billiam"
you may have been absent from the list,
but you've never been absent from us.
great that you're out walking again! You've
proven your strength to overcome adversity.
However it works out you will still be
Posted on PBSeniors by Cheryl Link
home, Liz. I hope that you are quickly
regaining your strength after the ordeal
that was 2006. Hopefully, 2007 will be
a pathway to better health. Keep us updated
on your happenings. Take care.
Posted on PBSeniors by Sue Zooper:
to see you Liz! Saying 2006 was a rough
year for you was a real understatement.
I'm sure that mile around your hood felt
like it took a lifetime to arrive at.
I know how that particular walk feels,
it's like taking ownership of it all again.
Your always in my thoughts and prayers.
Does it feel like your emerging from your
cocoon, destined to become a butterfly...
while it's exciting, it's also daunting?
Posted on PBSeniors (Running Forum) by
what a breath of fresh air to see some
of these names!
found my way back......I joined back into
the public Penguin Group
which is nice and some of you are there,
and Karen FINALLY invited me
back here. LOL But here I know everyone!
do I begin?! In case you have not heard
I had a rough 2006 and
2007 will be much better! It is off to
a good start! I have walked 5
miles this month and I have a goal of
20 in January. O and Yes I will
be at RnR San Diego, have to it is the
10th Anniversary of it! Karen
brought me a Training T-Shirt for RnR
San Diego 2007, so I am set. We
shall see what I can get done between
now and then, I am always full
anything exciting happening around here?!
Had a nice brisk 1 one walk around the
Hood, felt so good! I
thought about running to the light post,
then said another day! Soon o
so very soon! How does that saying go.....Takes
you all and missed you!
You Are There, Be There"
From Bonnie in Massachusetts
Lizzy! It was 13 degrees when I left this
Am for a 54 min. run! I wore your bracelet
under my gloves and jacket so there wouldn't
be a chill:-)) It was darn cold and no
time for walk breaks! Just as I had a
pretty good rhythm going and I started
to warm up (after a mile and half, or
so) I looked up and saw a small copper
colored (maybe a miniature poodle) meandering
on the side walk:-)) Oh dear, I knew it
would try and follow me-and I was right!
I stopped and rang several door-bells,
but no luck! The street was pretty busy
and I was worried the pup would scuttle
out. But, lucky for me, the dog heard
something-hopefully an owner calling-and
finally turned around and raced down the
sidewalk! I would never have been able
to keep up the pace so I'm fairly certain
it raced home!
Pretty soon I was running by my sister
and b-i-l's house and the song "On
the Street Where You Live" started
to play ( in case you're too young to
remember this song -here are a few lyrics!)
And it brought a smile to my face! (January
26th is the hurry up and wait day-when
we get his scan results that show what,
if anything, chemo has accomplished).
have often walked
Down the street before,
But the pavement always
Stayed beneath my feet before.
All at once am i
Several stories high,
Knowing I'm on the street where you live.
I must say, I love your "Go Gratitude"
song, it always comes on at the BEST time!
When I was running Disney, I had just
turned and said to my sister from Florida-the
miles from 7 to 10 are the worst--and
suddenly "Go Gratitude" came
on and lifted my spirits!
I'm sure you must have had a wonderful
visit with Karen-two great gals getting
Bonnie in MA
From Lynn Johnson, Rancho Santa Margarita
Liz I hope is all well with you &
I look forward to reading an update soon
regarding your progress.
I ran 16 miles today for you in training
for the Los Angeles Marathon in March.
My God keep you strong!
From Carlene Paquette, Carp, Canada
think of you daily and will be sending
extra prayers your way Friday for your
Stent surgery. Hope that goes well and
you are back home on schedule Friday night.
am dedicating my Frostbite Falls mileage
to you. So far we have 18.75K of running
and 70K of rowing. WOO HOO! We're making
good progress towards the gathering at
From John (Marathon John) Cotham, San
Best to you and your loved ones this
New Year. I got out there and plodded
along for the Cobweb Chaser 5K here
in San Antonio on New Year's Day. You
were my inspiration for putting one
foot in front of the other. No, I did
not say putting my foot in my mouth.
I sometimes do that too, but not when
running. Take care and Godspeed.
From Ron Horton, Charlotte, NC
"whatever you do on New Year's Day
you do for the rest of the year"...I
slept late. The soaking rain falling outside
really helped, but I really didn't need
much assistance with the un-motivation.
By the middle of the afternoon the rain
was easing up so I loaded the bike up
and headed downtown to the Aquatic Center.
Just wasn't man enough for an open water
swim. Put on my Lizzy bracelet and completed
a triathlon. Here are the stats:
was 300 yards. As in 300 "Jump in
the cold water swim like crazy for the
first 50 to get warm then swim 50 feeling
'this is great, the month layoff didn't
hurt at all' then swim 100 thinking 'why
is it so hard to hold my breath for 4
strokes' then 100 gasp for air lungs burning
legs cramping Why Did I Ever Think I Could
Swim" yards. Gotta spend more time
in the pool.
was longer than the swim 'cos I had to
drag myself out of the pool, then get
cycling clothes on and get bike out of
Jeep and other such stuff...
was 10 miles, on wet streets, rain had
quit but there were still some puddles.
Slowed WAY down on all corners (my one
broken helmet was due to a crash in the
rain) and dodged a few City buses who
were not taking a Holiday off from trying
to eliminate cyclists from City streets.
was just a little longer than normal 'cos
after the bike I called my beautiful bride,
found out she had not yet gotten her daily
walk in, so asked her to wait until I
got home. 2.7 miles through the hilly
neighborhood with one downhill run break
of at least 1/8 mile. Great way to end
the entire event I thought about how fortunate
I was to be able to do this and how blessed
we all are to have this community of like-minded
individuals that pray for Liz and others
who are on the road to recovery and healing.
was a good start toward Frostbite Falls,
though I'll have to figure out the factors
for swimming and cycling to log the final
The song that is playing is "I
Run for Life" by Melissa Etheridge. One
day Liz will be running again, holding a banner of victory
and stating that she is running for all who fight for their
life as she has.
You can control the playback by using these buttons
been years since they told her about it
The darkness her body possessed
And the scars are still there in the mirror
Everyday that she gets herself dressed
Though the pain is miles and miles behind her
And the fear is now a docile beast
If you ask her why she is still running
She'll tell you it makes her complete
I run for hope
I run to feel
I run for the truth
For all that is real
I run for your mother your sister your wife
I run for you and me my friend: I run for life
a blur since they told me about it
How the darkness had taken its toll
And they cut into my skin and they cut into my body
But they will never get a piece of my soul
And now I'm still learning the lesson
To awake when I hear the call
And if you ask me why I am still running I'll tell you I run
for us all
someday if they tell you about it
If the darkness knocks on your door
Remember her remember me
We will be running as we have before
Running for answers
Running for more
Chorus second time after 3rd verse:
I run for hope
I run to feel
I run for the truth
For all that is real
I run for your mother your sister your daughter your wife
for you and me my friend: I run for life