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

Friday, May 31, 2013

Life Run Reflections

I walked in from our run this morning reflecting on the analogies of running and life. I have gone on three runs this week - each about 1-2 miles.  Victory!   Monday I walked out of my door to water my flowers and one of my friends was there ready to run and invited me to join.  I was so happy!  It felt great (and a little sore) to run again.  I reflected on how on that day it was a victory to run 2 miles -- not too long ago it was not a big deal to run 20!  Life has ups and downs and setbacks pave the way for comebacks.  Short runs is part of what is recommended in the rehab process.   However, 'if it starts to be too painful listen to your body'.   It is a nagging foot fracture (sesamoid) that is going to take time and patience ... lots of it. I began to appreciate and look forward to a short run when I let go of my expectations (training for a marathon) at the time of the break.  That isn't what is to be right now.  Okay.  I won't be able to run in the Ragnar Relay with my family next month.  Steve won't either.  We are both a little disappointed, however, we will be volunteers for our Ragnar team.  It will be fun to pass out water to other runners.  At times in life we get to be the runners and other times we get to cheer on the runners/walkers.  This isn't what we planned, but it will be a fun experience.  We have that choice.    

I am celebrating victory and surrender to a short run and to all the joy and beauty that life gives us each day.  Today I had the chance to reconnect with two friends that I hadn't talked to in quite some time.  You know life gets busy and before we know it days have become weeks!  With both calls, we closed with an I love you and let's not let it go this long before we chat again! 

Almost ready to receive a kiss from Crickers - my #1 fan whether I am running or cheering on a runner.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

1 comment:

GOOSE said...

Beautiful and wise words. Not all of us can be the runner. But just as important are the walkers and those who cheer others on. Love the picture!