Just Keep Moving

Hi, peeps! I'm trying to at least get here every 3 or 4 days to keep myself accountable and make sure I'm thinking about my goals and my health. It's hard to do when I'm feeling this down, but it's probably most important for me when I'm feeling this way.  

I decided to try walking each day this week. Whether I make it through the week will depend a lot on what the doctor says about my foot Wednesday. I really wish that appointment was sooner. I want so much to go run, and I just can't take the pain at the moment.  

So I got up at 5:00 this morning and took a 4-mile walk. I watched the sun come up over Lake Michigan, which is one of my favorite things to do. Running would have felt better for my spirit, but walking was good too. I just tried to enjoy as much of it as I could. 


Feeling Discouraged

Oh friends, it's been a rough time for me the last few days. One of my dearest friends lost her husband and that has me reliving when I lost my husband a little bit. It's been over 13 years, but there are times when the wounds still feel new. I've come to believe that's always going to be true. I'm not even certain it's a bad thing. It's just how things work when the person you love and cherish dies.  

Normally when I feel this way, I run. That's a nothing thing that has me feeling down. I have something wrong with my foot, and it's keeping me almost entirely side-lined. I have a doctor appointment for it next Wednesday, but that's the soonest I could get in so for now I'm not running at all. I'm walking when the pain lets me, and I'm super thankful it let me today. I needed this...  


It's been cloudy and gloomy for a bit, but the sun finally returned this afternoon. It helped my spirit a lot to get outside and be able to take a few deep breaths. I wanted so much to run, but I'm thankful I could at least walk. And I'm thankful I have this place to come talk about it. Thanks for "listening!"