Pounding the Pavement

I went for a run the other day.

I don't really understand the fun of running. I never have. I've done it a *little* bit. My nephew and I did the Couch to 5k program a few years ago, planning to participate together in a 5k that wound up being cancelled (it was supposed to happen in celebration of a park in Tallahassee that is still under construction to this day). We took it as an excuse to stop running right then, and started lifting weights - which we both discovered we loved. Weights have been my go to exercise ever since.

But I've felt drawn to it, here. Here where we have sidewalks and lower humidity. Street lights and running trails and cool mornings. I see people running all the time. They look happy.

The final push ... doesn't make much sense, I guess. But less than two weeks ago a friend of mine's sweet baby girl died just two days before the day she was supposed to be born. I can only begin to imagine the depth of her grief, and in it - she's run a little. To heal. When she said she was going to do it, I decided to go too. Not exactly in solidarity. Maybe in memory. I don't know. Maybe for the sheer act of doing something, anything.

I did a slow two miles (counting the warm up walk) on Sunday, and I haven't yet been back out. I'm hoping to, this evening. Before the cold weather blows back in and I chicken out again. It was ... Not as awful as I had expected it to be. Maybe with enough time I'll even see what they see in it.


Three In A Row

We went to Disney and this is the only picture I took. It's not even from Disney. It's from the hotel we stopped at in Biloxi, on our way to Florida. Or was this Gulfport? I don't even remember.

That update is coming. I promise.



NaBloPoMo 2013

It's not going to happen this year.

I know you're shocked, because I've posted so much in the past six weeks. Heh.

I'm working on a great big update on how things are going for us here in Texas, and when I feel like I've spilled enough guts all over the internet I'll get it up. But there's just in way I can do a post a day here for a whole month. There's too much actually happening to talk about it as it happens.

Problems, problems.

Update soon, I promise.


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