Sunday, October 07, 2012
What a beautiful (but chilly) fall day in Wisconsin. Considering I've spent the last three hours reading, I actually got a lot done.
I got a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies made, the laundry done and I got bonus points for putting it away! I also made a fabulous Sunday dinner of home-grown spaghetti squash topped with canned pasta sauce from this summer's tomatoes. It was delish, if I say so.
Most weekends, I like to get a long run in. I had signed-up for a 5K held in a small town south of where I live. It's a fund-raiser for the local ambulance and the route is along the Wisconsin River. It was so cold yesterday and very windy and I was actually contemplating not doing the run. I had done 4 miles on the treadmill and was going to call it a day on running. But, I felt like I was letting myself down if I didn't at least attempt this 5K. So, I went. When I got there, I picked up my 'goodie bag' with my t-shirt. OK, I got the t-shirt, lets just go and be down. But, I stuck it out. I'm so glad that I did. I had a fantastic run. I pushed myself and went at a faster pace than I normally do. I actually placed in my age group! I was second with a time of 28:10 (and yes, I checked, there were 10 of us in my age group) I was so proud of myself. I set out and accomplished a challenge that was unexpected. What a wonderful feeling.
Here's my closing thoughts for this blog entry. Have a wonderful Sunday and truly find the good in everyday! It is there, we just need to look.