My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Running - Day 2
Yesterday, Steve and I ran our second 5K run. If you are blind or visually impaired, you have had the joy of having others describe to you. As I am trying to stay alive (huff, puff), Steve is giving me clues as to what is ahead - veer left, parked car ahead. For some reason, I get the giggles. He continues, Walkers ahead, hug the right. Grab his arm as we run around a mom and her stroller. At one point, he mentions that he finds it a humbling experience to guide me ... such trust I have in him. This route is a good one to start on - it has a designated path for walkers/runners. Different muscles are being used than yoga and cycling. My legs felt the pain throughout the day. My soul felt the celebration of running in the beautiful morning with my best friend and feeling ready to participate in Trudi's Run. I ended the day with an amazing Yoga Class.