Important Things

I’ve never been one for Valentine’s Day. Honestly, the holiday can cause too much anxiety. Finding that perfect gift for that perfect someone can be a daunting task. So you may ask, what does this post really have to do with running? Monday I ran 6 miles and as I was running past a neighborhood lake, the sun was setting as the ducks were still swimming and it was a wonderful 45 degrees. I did something that I normally don’t do because I’m either thinking about this or that or concentrating on my run. I stopped to take in this lovely view. I realized that there is no material object that you can receive that would ever top a nice sunset. Except the gift of the written word. Words have a way of expressing feelings and uplifting the soul.

I wanted to regift, so to speak, and respond to a wonderful email that I received. It simply said – “You are a radiant light and should shine as such”. It was such a beautiful sentiment and I’m deeply humbled by that comment. I’m extremely, lucky to have a great group of women in my life. They are the essence of “true friends” in every way. Thank you for an early Valentine’s gift. You know who you are…:)

Keep on running

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