There was a chill in the air as I waited for my Garmin to find the satellite. A workman nearby looked at me as if I were a bit CRAZY, occupational hazard for runners :) As I set out I felt like I was flying, my legs moved effortlessly. I took a DEEP BREATH, it felt so good to breath and connect with my body. The rain gently bounced on the pavement and leaves. I wanted to smile. I wanted to scream! The wetlands beneath my favorite bridge were swelled with water. A funky looking bird landed in the stream next to my path. I was cold, my hands freezing, but it was revitalizing. Alive, I felt alive, more alive than I have felt in weeks.
My worst fears were that I would be ALONE, and crumple to the pavement in a crying mess. But I was not ALONE, I was strong. Running is my way to connect with me, connect with nature and now to connect with my Dad in Heaven. First solo run was a success, but was I really solo? I think not.
- GUESS WHAT?? We have a lovely new addition to our West Coast running crew. Head HERE for the details.. I am super excited to go meet the little miracle and see new Mama Zoe today. Selfishly I have already marked 6 weeks on the calendar because that is HOPEFULLY when I get my little running ninja buddy back :)