Monday, December 1, 2008

Just Call Me Slacker

Yah....that's my new name. I have been in a total blogging funk. No desire to blog whatsoever, so I haven't. Not a very good excuse, but it's the truth. So here is my effort to get back into it. Speed has been far from my mind really these last 2 weeks. The weather has been soooo nice, all I want to do is run the trails until the snow drives me from them. So it has really been 2 weeks of trail running for me. I love the trails. They are good for my soul. One of the things that I really love about running the trails is that it clears my head and lets me focus on the beauty around me. With Thanksgiving this past week, it has allowed me to really reflect on all that I'm grateful which at the top of that list are good friends, living in a gorgeous place, a strong body, and the freedom to do things when I want to without fear.
The one street run we did do this past week was the annual ORMC 5 mile run on Thanksgiving morning. Although this run was a little different than in years past. Usually the run starts with Sister Stephanie (a local catholic nun) giving a prayer of thanks. I missed that this year. I don't know if I just didn't hear it, or if it didn't happen, but one way or the other I didn't hear it and I was sad. Secondly, the run seemed really easy and short...oh wait it was. Someone was confused when plotting the course, because last time I checked 3.92 miles was not exactly the same as 5 miles....hmmmm....and thirdly we just ran and chatted sans any emotional trauma. Weird.

Plus this little guy joined us for the first time. Welcome Max to the joys of running.


Lori said...

tee hee. i love max's pic. and did you notice we were both wearing TOU shirts? haha. we're cool. i had a great run with you friend.

no worries about the blogging funk, cause unlike the rest of the world i get to talk to you all the time! :) but i'm glad you're back on the blogosphere. muah.

Ashlee said...

oooohhh I just want to squeeze those cheekies!---Max's ;) Although you and Lori are very cute!
I'm glad he got to join your run, I bet he enjoyed it!!