We went inside but she stayed outside still wanting her picture taken, okay Cricket - you are very cute.
I have wanted to start running again. You might recall my sharing that I ran in 2000, the year I broke both of my arms. Steve attached a tether to his arm and then I held on to it. I felt like running that summer kept me going when there was so much I couldn't do on my own with two casts past my elbows. I had to have help being fed, dressed, but my legs could run. I ran for a short time, 5 years ago to prepare for a 1/2 marathon to celebrate my 40th birthday. Okay, that wasn't fun at all! So, now five years later and I seem to just want to be active and celebrate my good health. I also want to be able to run for Trudi on Saturday, September 11th. Her mom Valerie is my friend and has done some amazing things to share Trudi's story. Trudi lived life to the fullest and was such a friend to all around her.
How did I run today? Steve brought the tether but we were running on the side of a road that has a running trail. Steve ran on the inside of the road and was able to be my guide verbally without the tether. We are going to try that and see how that goes. In crowded places, I will use the tether and my 'blind athlete' tee my friend made. Steve could WALK at my running pace so I am still hoping to find someone at my pace, but in the meantime, he is a fabulous support and cheered me on the whole way.
Side note: I LOVE my running skirt. I enjoy the clothes that go with the activities!