Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Good Morning, Dear"

This morning I went for a run for the first time in a while. My Grammie recently passed away, and it’s been a very difficult time for me and my family. She was the only grandparent I ever knew, and she was my namesake, which only made our bond stronger. As I write this, I can’t help but cry, but I am comforted by the fact that she lived a beautiful and healthy 92 years, and I am blessed to have spent all my 25 years with her. I went for a short run the day after she became my guardian angel, but I could barely put one leg in front of the other.



This morning was different. I told myself before bed last night that I was going to get my bum up and run. I did, and it was the best run I’ve had in a very long time. I hit the pavement just before sunrise, and as the sun came up it filled me with so much warmth that I knew Grammie was with me and saying “Good morning dear.” Instead of crying, I smiled so big that my face almost hurt. In that moment I realized how fast I was running and how strong I felt (I didn’t have my Garmin, but I would bet anything I was running an 8:30-8:50 mile, which I’ve never run…I’m usually an 11-12 min mile). I only ran 2 miles but it was cathartic and felt incredible.


I look forward to many more great runs this year and beyond.


Happy 2011 everyone! It’s good to be back in the running swing of things :)

6 comments:

  1. Welcome back! And again I am very sorry to hear about your grandmother.

    On another note...the necklace is beautiful and thank you again!

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  2. I cried when I read this. I am so sorry.. So glad you got out there and ran. You now have and extra pair of legs helping you out. When your legs get tired run with your heart.

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  3. Welcome back, I've missed you! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother... I'm happy that getting out there to run brought you happiness like that. Thinking of you!

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  4. I'm so glad your back out there running! Having guardian angels is the best gift we could possbily have. She is so proud of you! I met your Grammie for a brief moment the day we went tutu shopping. She was so excited to see your engagement ring! Remember those moments and know she is always with you!

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