I was really really discouraged after I rolled my ankle last summer. Ever since I hurt myself I have had a hard time pushing myself to make goals, to better myself or to do extra things for the kids or the house. That is unlike me and for months I've been feeling a little lost or maybe I've just been lazy.
Last week I faced some things that were very scary to me and took care of some things that I have been putting off. It was good and I think I at least I found the path back to where I want to be.
Monday I started my running again. I ran a very slow 2.75 miles and I was so happy all day. It felt so good to run without pain after almost a year of it being otherwise. I've missed being out in the fields with the sounds of the cows and horses, the feeling of cool morning air all around me and, the best part, the overwhelming smell of a million honeysuckles.
I'm not exaggerating about the million, in fact there are probably more. There is this road on my route that it is lined by an old fence covered with heaps and heaps of honeysuckle for a full half mile. It smells like heaven. Yesterday I ran a new route that takes me through the honeysuckle twice. Mmmmmm! The green, the sounds, the cool, the smells it all just feeds my soul and makes me feel like anything is possible.
The Tyler Half marathon is in October and with that, among other things, I have some direction again and a hard goal to work on again.