Monday, October 22, 2012

and the adventure continues

it was the kind of weekend you spend four months praying for.

cool temperatures, (mostly) clear skies, beautiful colors.

i called it an adventure.  staying someplace out of the ordinary, seeing lovely sights, eating amazing food, hanging out with hubby, and going for a run.  the best kind of adventure.  i hoped it would be wonderful.

i was worried.  worried that the creaky knees just didn't have this in them. 
i was (slightly) upset.  upset that i would not be meeting the goal i had originally set for myself.
i was nervous.  because i always am.

i was excited.  i love staying in hotels.
i was excited.  i love races.
i was excited.  i was ready for some time away.

i might have cried a little bit at packet pick up.
i kind of expected that.

but the tears didn't last long.

i had some running to do.

it was, as the saying goes, half the distance and twice the fun.
despite the creakiness.  and the swelling.  and more than a little pain.
and inspiring. ( as always. )
and wonderful.  of course.

how could it not be?

this was the first thing i saw when we arrived.

                                             (standing on the bridge, looking into the river.  love.)

stride on.

ps - the title is how the race director closes every email he sends before the race.  i think that's awesome.

you capture


Lyndsay said...

All that AND the french toast?!
So glad it was a great weekend for you.

Barb said...

So happy that the weekend turned out to be a delightful one after all. Congrats on a happy race :)

InTheFastLane said...

What a beautiful day to run!
Love the rocks in the river. Perfect!

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

What an awesome sight to see at the end of your race!

Anonymous said...

So glad you made it through your race and enjoyed yourself! What a great accomplishment. The smiley face is nice, but I love the hears out of rock.

Stacia said...

Congrats to you and your creaky knees! May the adventure continue!