Thursday, July 14, 2011

She ran ahead where there were no paths.

Well it has been awhile. Summer has technically begun with being out of school and work, but Seattle is 58 degrees and raining today. I am not loving that fact and would even put up with 100 degrees in Arizona with a smile on my face.

You won't believe what happened. I didn't get to run my half marathon. I was supposed to pick up my race number and check in the day before the race. Guess when I realized that? 10 pm on Friday night as I was getting ready to go to bed. I saw in beautiful red words "no race number pick up on race day." After some tears, life went on. I need to get back to running again because I really miss it.

I feel like I have a lot to say right now, but am not sure how to put it all into words. I am in a much different place in my life than I was a month ago. I am learning a lot about myself and am happier than I have been in a long time. I feel like I am really living life and truly feel alive. I've never described myself as feeling alive, but that word accurately describes me right now. I am living by the quote below:

I am also doing more doing instead of trying. Instead of trying to improve ______, I am just doing it. I am not sure if that even makes sense, but I'll report back later with specifics. I will also finish my 9th grade series that began below. I've had a hard time putting the last section into words. Moral of this post: I am really happy. Really happy.


Emily and Estevan said...

glad you are so happy.....58 degrees sounds wonderful right now, and so does rain, but I am sure that within an hour, I would be complaining there just as much as I am complaining about this horrible heat! Stev and I are thinking about maybe going to Seattle over spring break, maybe we will see you then:)

Cheryl said...

Man, that stinks about not being able to actually run your half marathon! I'm sure there is another one coming up that you can run in though. I'm still so proud of you for running and how quickly you progressed. I really need to get my body and heart into shape. I was getting winded just from walking around "hilly" streets and sidewalks there! It was so neat to be able to see some of the areas where you run. Wow, you have some GORGEOUS scenery along your running paths, that's for sure! Much different than any running paths here in the Phoenix valley. :o)

Cheryl said...

P.S. I love the quote, and it is so great to read that you feel so alive and that you're so happy...really happy!!! What a blessing and answer to prayers. I love what you said about just doing it, instead of trying to improve. Very inspirational! Love you, sister!