Days 198-201: Tears, Ten Miles and a Tedious Hunt

Day 198:  Thursday was one of those days where everything in the world seemed to be going wrong.  You name it, it happened.  By the end of the day my eyes were swollen from crying and my head was aching from all the horrible thoughts.  The only thing I could get my body to do was to get to my happy place (Washington Park) and walk, walk, walk, cry, get weird looks and walk, walk, walk.  I called my Mom (like I always do when I feel sad) and she told me to “keep crying, you’re getting all the funk out and making room for greatness.”   It was the permission that I wanted to let the waterfalls continue.   How do Mom’s always know what to say?   Who knows, but thank God I got an amazing one.

Luckily, it was just a one day slump.  The rest of the week proved to be hundreds of times better.

Day 199:  Continuing on the theme of walking, Mike and I went for a long walk around on neighborhood and shared everything in our hearts.  Love can make everything feel light.

Day 200:  Back in the game of life and went to Karma Yoga for a peaceful yoga class….and peaceful it was!  I dedicated my practice to patience, which is something that I really struggle with in life.  I thought about how patience can allow me to slow down, breathe deeper, listen with my whole heart and enjoy the moment.  Only good can come from patience.  I will continue to work on this until I get it down, down, down…and then down some more.

Day 201:  Today I did the 10 miler at the Cherry Creek Sneak!   It was a chilly morning in Denver, but it warmed up to a nice sunny 50 degrees by the end of the race.  At mile 7 my knee locked up and I was forced to slow down considerably, but still finished without taking a walking break.   I have three weeks until my half-marathon and I learned that I really need to get on my training if I want to meet my goal of running the half in under two hours.  I know, that might be slow for some, however that is running faster than the speed of light for this molasses Betty.

After I finished up the race, I hurried back to my car and home to my fiance for a day of house hunting.  I am SO SO SO happy to report that we finally decided on a neighborhood and a house!  More on that to come once the details are solidified.

Again, I apologize for the lack of writing.  Now that I am back in a happy place the writing will pick back up.  Thanks for letting my writing rest.  I hope you have rested as well.

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