I have a lot to catch u up on….remember this handsome man Justin?
Never thought I would be so excited to be slicking my hair back into a bun…it feels great to be back in uniform and training!
I am so thankful for the love from my Mother that inspires me to get moving. She always taught my siblings and I to get up and keep moving. Even when we don’t know what to do, to just move. This has helped me walk through some very difficult times in my life. Sometimes the simple act of getting out of bed in the morning and putting one foot in front of the other takes bravery and faith in the unknown. Love you boo!
SO for me its out of bed at 5am and time to hit the pavement. Just run.
Inspired recently to return to my creative and crafty nature. (Thankyou Kathy! ) I have been beading, cross stiching ( who knew needle point was so difficult?), crocheting, and painting. I am working on gifts for the holidays and all the new babies that are here or about to be here. 🙂 Congrats Crystal!
Its 6am and I have been up since 5am. Justin just left for work, we had our juice, coffee and whoops a doughnut. I have been dreaming of maple bars so I had to get rid of that craving. lol Back on track. Gonna get out and run at 7am, Zena and I both enjoy running in the rain.
I was thinking about what inspires me and one of those things is my sisters, like this chica Amanda in the pic with me. I have been given so much support and love from my friends and I am thankful for the times they have cheered me up and helped me keep my feet on the ground.
Yesterday while running, I was thinking about the ups and downs of life and the imperative need for us to realize the value in both. I was thinking of this when I was running up a small hill along the path I was on. We do not learn when things are easy, and we do not find what we’re made of when we are breathing easy at the top of a mountain. Our strength is formed in the up hill struggle and our courage is found in the terrifying valley moments. I am beyond thankful for the valleys, but Lord I sure do love the mountaintops. 🙂
I am finding more and more reasons to get out and run everyday. It’s a real good feeling knowing that I can do it. Thankful for the courage of my feet and the strength of my lungs. Each day to dare to CHALLENGE my body, my mind, and my spirit. My sweetheart is always saying, “Why wouldn’t I?” I couldn’t agree more.