Hey Everyone, I hope your week went well.
Health – No complaints, it was smooth sailing all week.
Marathon Training – Not going very well in this department. Talk about a seed that has been planted, my dear friend (who I love as a family member) has been relentless at chipping away at my bullheadedness on the dangers of doing these endurance events. I have just not been motivated to train lately. Frankly, I can not rule out the possible that I might have a COPD component too my asthma. I certainly hope not, but at the moment, my asthma can not be considered normal and my FEV1 is just creeping up. My friend is right, until I know that I can get normal again. I have no business doing what I am doing. Now, if I can just tell the stubborn side of me to layoff. So far, the stubborn side is winning.
Genealogy – My parents are up for the weekend from Orlando FL and last night we got to talking about my ancestry. I have been kind of interested, but also wanted to keep it a mystery. It seems that my mom, in her retirement, has picked up the hobby of tracing my lineage. On the paternal side, I did not realize that I am forth generation of an Irish immigrant. My mom said she even has the name of the ship they came over on, interesting. On the maternal side (This is the side I am interested in. hmmm…I wonder why), this actually was quite interesting. No, as I expected, no Jewish history too be found here. It looks like, according to my mom, I have an Amish Mennonite ancestry. They originated in Germany and migrated to Pennsylvania. I have studied the Amish in the past because I thought they were interesting, this would make sense. The Amish were religiously persecuted in Europe and forced to find a safer place to live. Pretty amazing stuff and I am glad that my mom made all these discoveries. She seems to be having a lot of fun with it.
Well, sorry the ramblings have to end.
Have a great weekend, be well, and Shabbat Shalom!!!