Last night I made it to the gym for the first time in…a while. I wasn’t feeling so thankful for my workout just yet though…Last night when I put Leila to bed I asked her what the best and worst parts of her day were, as I do every night. Yesterday’s best part was about going to recess. Leila said, “I felt so free! I walked out the door, and I counted to ten and then I ran! And I felt so free!” I got it, right away. I myself had pushed myself a little harder, and ran a little further than my body was accustomed to, all because of that freeing feeling.
This fall my cousin was in a farming accident and lost one of his legs as a result. As an athletic high school senior, his life started looking a bit different. Being the resilient young man that he is, it didn’t take long for him to get moving again, but I bet it will be a while before he is running. I have no doubt that it will happen though. For now, I am thankful for my healthy body that allows me to feel that free feeling as I run around and around the track at Performance Health. I am thankful for my sweet, thoughtful daughter and her ability to vocalize her feelings in such a cool way. I am also thankful for Collin’s resilience, and that before we know it, he will be running too!
I love that last photo!! I know that is what I look like when I run… That is why I run while all my neighbors are at coffee!
Oh my goodness Tricia! Those photo’s made me giggle, in fact, they made me laugh out loud in my office and almost spill my Diet Pepsi.