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Spring into Action!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I had an amazing day on Wednesday as far as exercise is concerned. I may actually believe that the nice weather is here to stay. I have photos to show the beauty and promise of my Spring day.

To start with I ran part of my 26.2 miles for Boston. I did great and actually went farther then I have in months since my asthma has kicked my butt all winter. I ran 5.75 miles! Yes! (Run for Boston - 15.29 run/10.91 to go!) Because I can.

There were so many wonderful signs of Spring along my way today that it is hard to believe that all the pain in the world exists. I have to say for me, April holds some very painful memories throughout my life. Life has really thrown some crap at me in April's over the past. But I have to say that I did not wallow in that crap for long. I felt the despair, sadness, helplessness and anger each time as I grew into acceptance. It can be downright tough to move through. I guess my point is that as I was running today I realized that just as my life has had it's bad times, it always cycles around and beautiful life along with happiness returns. Spring is a time of renewal in more then one way.

So after my wonderful run I wanted more. I decided to go for a bike ride since it was warmish. I rode 11.4 miles and it was also a beautiful ride. It was a tough ride and the rolling hills had me working to get up them but oh the cruising downhill on the other side! Life is good!

So this girl is Springing into action and trying to keep the positive momentum going. Even if it is an uphill climb I know from my own past that I can make that climb and I can get to the other side. (Wow, I only wish that I could be this positive everyday.)

Relishing in today, doing what I can because I can.

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