Friday, July 15, 2011

I'm back! (again)

So I started writing this blog a few weeks ago after an amazing run but with everything going on I never got a chance to post it. We were staying at my parents house waiting for our stuff to arrive in Mount Shasta, and I was feeling very overwhelmed with everything that kept seeming to go wrong. I was went for a run to try and de-stress and find a little perspective.
I went for a run this morning on the river path in Rogue River. I went a little over 3 miles which is a lot more than I have been going lately. On one side of this path is the river. It follows the rivers turns and is peaceful and beautiful. On the other side of the path is the interstate. I wish I would have taken a picture because you look on one side and you see this beautiful place, but right on the other side is the loud fast moving interstate. I feel like I was looking at my life as I ran. The peacefulness of the river is what I am striving for. But the loud crazy interstate seems to be what my life is. It is always fast moving and never seems to stop. When I first started put I was very overwhelmed looking from side to side wondering how it could be so amazing on one side but so busy on the other. About a mile in I finally started to get into a groove. I was finally able to block out some of the interstate noise and focus on the river. What I really realized was all I need to do is find a little balance just like I did on my run. Life is always going to be like the interstate but I need to find my own groove and incorporate as much as the river as I can. Amazingly this is one of the reasons we chose to move and chose Mount Shasta. Hopefully we find what we are looking for.
So that was a little cheesy but I wrote it so why not post it.

Back to today, I have been getting plenty of miles in everyday. I have been getting in a few runs a week but we walk EVERYWHERE. It is so amazing to live in the middle of town. On our family blog I mentioned all of the walking we do and how we basically only drive to the store for big shops that are too much to carry and ironically the gym. Once I am in a little better shape I would love to be able to run to the gym, workout and then run home.  I am not quite there yet.


  1. I love the comparison between your run and life. It is soooo true!!!! Glad to hear you guys are settling in over there!

  2. Thanks, Heidi. Hope you are having a great summer.