Five Minute Friday: Ordinary

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Ordinary in my mind closely parralles routine.   While routine or ordinary are can be comforting, there are times that I long to break out of the ordinary and do something different, something I have not done before.   This is usually when I find myself on a new adventure of which my whole family is sometimes drawn into. 

Eleven months ago, I decided to join the health club.   I was tired of the way I was feeling and just changing my eating wasn't working for me.   I also did not want to stay home through the holidays baking and then eating everything I had made.   So, I joined the health club.

In the year that I have been there, our lives have looked very different.  I have trained and completed a half marathon.  The training was intense and time consuming, and it affected family plans as we always had to plan activities around my running schedule.  Most mornings, he had coffee waiting when I came home and listened as I was getting into shape and the bumps and bruises along the way.  On the Sunday morning of the half-marathon, he got up early and took me to the starting line.  Never once did he complain, rather he was always there with a word of encouragement and support. 

Now that the health club has become a regular part of my routine, I still continue to receive support from Mark.   That is something in the ordinary and routine that I do not take for granted.



  1. How wonderful that you had such support as you chose to move beyond your ordinary!

  2. "ordinary in my mind parallels routine"...yes! i get that. i love how your adventure became your ordinary. that inspires me!! i'm so glad i found your blog today :)

  3. While I came to read about ordinary ... I was sucked in by your success in getting in shape! Good for you!! I'm about to start this journey myself - although I am *walking* a half marathon in a few months :)

  4. Monica, Yes, I am very grateful for the support that I have had in this journey!

  5. Andrea, Thank you for the nice comment! I enjoyed your blog as well this morning! :)

  6. Conny, Way to go on your upcoming half-marathon! It will be an experience you won't forget!

  7. I love how adventure can become our ordinary and shape us for the better. Great story! How wonderful to have a great support system for your new ordinary!