Sunday, March 11, 2007

RE: A Breath of Spring Air

Crisp Spring Air.
I cut through it with a swift gazelle-like leaps and bounds.
The Canadian geese are blocking the trail.
I touched the tail feathers of one. Goosed him and he waddled away.
Kept running up the hill.
Felt like rain at times on my cheek.
Ran by the cannons of this old battle field. Thoughts of my Dad made me run harder.

I felt so alive.
I felt so proud.
I felt like myself again.

At the end of the run was my son waiting to be held.
He discovered grass today, letting it run through his 6 month fingers.
He also watched his first parade and his first birds in the trees.
He is discovering his first Spring and so am I.
My first Spring as a Mom.

Thank God I can run.

Ran a 40 minute 5k on the treadmill earlier this week as well.
Use to be able to run it in 31 minutes. Someday I'll get there again if not better.
I'm training to run 4.7 miles, Leg 7 of the Brew to Brew Relay on April 1st.
Got three weeks to get there.


Michelle said...

Hi, there!!

I found you through another running blog, and I just want to say this post was beautiful!!! Made me smile. :)

I commend you for getting back into running and working out. I have two small kids myself (a three-year-old daughter and 11-month-old son) and it wasn't until my son was seven months old that I decided to get off my butt and start moving again. I love running now, and my daughter is getting into it, too. It is very cool. I haven't lost as much as you have yet (way to go on that, BTW), but the weight is coming off and I look a heck of a lot thinner already.

Oh, and your son is adorable!!!

May I add your blog to my list of favorites?

Faithful Soles said...

That was a great post. Focus on the last line of the poem, "Thank God I can run." The ability to take one step or stride, regardless of how fast or slow, is a blessing. Your times will come back, and I think you are going to do great on your 4.7 mile leg.

On a side note, I wanted to thank you again for linking to our running Blog Database on the main Faithful Soles web site, which has now grown to bloggers from 38 states in the USA and 21 other countries. Keep up the great work! Remember how awesome you are.

GuessWho said...

Please add me to your favorites.
I will visit you blog too.

Thanks for the encouragement faithful soles.