In March of last year, I was thumping myself on the head and wondering when I might be able to run again. I had signed up for a relay (I am signed up for the same one this year!), but was unable to run due to domino injuries in my left leg. Little did I know it would be months before I would be running "right".
This spring, it feels like I have peeled a layer off. Another version of my running journey revealed.
The biggest joys are little things....
A sunny face peeking out through blades of grass....
A turn that takes you to a breath-taking surprise.
These are the reasons I run-- some of them, anyway.
They are the reasons I come back to when running is taken away from me. Therefore, they are the most important reasons I run.
A race PR is a fast and furious romance: It's hot; it makes a great memory, it feels incredible for the moment.
slow, easy running ...
That is a marriage of patience and serenity, cultivated by observation, tenderness, thoughtfulness and yielding peaceful understanding.
It brings a certain calm.
I won't deny wanting the first, but I am quite happy to take multiple helpings of the second.
God's been very good to give me some of both so far, and I am grateful.
What are you grateful for today?
Any flowers blooming yet where you run?
Congratulations to the winners of my most recent contest, Carri and Marcia !
Please email me by Tuesday 3/11 to claim your prize. (See "contact" above)