Wednesday, May 6, 2009


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.


Erin said...

inspiring! nice going.

Margo said...

So so so wishing I could find my motivation...I seem to have lost it & am not having any luck finding it what so ever! Good for you for finding yours!

Nana Donna said...

I know what you mean about the cool air and wonderful smells. I got up earlier yesterday and went for a was wonderful I could smell the mountain air and felt the cool breeze. I need to get more motivated & quit sucking all the air out of my pillow,roll out of bed and start walking, thanks for your blog!

robin k said...

Yes, thank, Rachel, I needed it, too!

Megan said...

I am proud of you Rachel. Any time you need any one to talk to about running or anything please call me. Mine is in one month. Are you gonna use your schedule from last year? We can make up a new one if you want. I'd love to help

Giggles Nichols said...

keep going! sometimes I get in a rut, but I am so greatful when I get bless with desire. Love you guys.