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By Dr. Doug Williams
August 14, 2017
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A week ago, last Saturday, I was pondering the above statement... a lot! My oldest son (Josh) and I had just started a half marathon. This wasn't new for us;  it is something we have done on a number of occasions over the years, but this one was different, namely because it started around 9500 feet above sea level!

Dr. Sue and I had traveled to Denver and were staying near Breckenridge, CO with our family. When I signed up for the race several months ago, in Lafayette at 692 feet above sea level, it seemed like a good idea. At the start, I wasn't so sure. The fact that it began uphill led to my mantra: "Don't Forget to Breathe!"

Later that weekend, I sat in my Dad's living room and visited with my brothers (Jeff, Matt and Ben) and their families, and my sons (Josh and Caleb), and Caleb's girlfriend Claire. Josh now lives in Colorado, Caleb and Claire live in Atlanta, and my dad and brothers/families live in Denver. I love them all so much and miss them a lot - I couldn't believe I had them all in one place. Again, I had to remind myself to breathe.

We got back home last Tuesday afternoon and, on Wednesday I got up to use my foam roller and stretch out. The race, the travel, the overeating, the good and bad aspects of being with family had left me tight and tense. Once more I had to remind myself: "Don't Forget to Breathe!"

Life is full of a lot of moments that take our breath away, some of them enjoyable and some of them overwhelming. It is important to take the time to draw the moment into our lives and to let it back out again. I think God gave us the rhythmic aspect of breath to remind us that nothing lasts forever, and that it is important to appreciate and embrace each moment we are given.

I hope you have a great week, and remember: "Don't Forget to Breathe!"

Yours in Health,

Doug Williams, D.C.
Care Chiropractic
Lafayette, Indiana