Sunday, June 26, 2011
It wasn't pretty, but you couldn't pry the smile off of my face. After a very long absence, I went to the park with the kids today and ran 1.2 miles.
It was very slow and much harder than before I stopped running, but it was a joy. I'm just thrilled to be back among the living again. Every step felt like a victory and I can hardly wait for my next run. There's no rush on my part, but I am embracing my baby steps and living in the moment.
This couldn't have come at a better time for me. I am so grateful to be able to run again.
Yesterday, I was a volunteer at the first Hendricks County Park to Park 60-mile relay run. I spent the afternoon with my wonderful Sp friend, Mary, and her husband and parents. It was great to see the runners and feel like I was a part of things again. And I got to spend some quality time with Mary's husband, Brett, who is as good as it gets.
Have a great week! Many congrats to my SP friend, Sharon, who set a marathon PR in Seattle yesterday. You are amazing!