Dear body: Thank you for showing up

Dear spirit: Thank you for showing up

Dear Spring: Thank you for showing up

Yesterday afternoon I had the perfect run. 4.1 miles of happy!

Happy run!

Happy!

Let’s rewind. So I mentioned that Duncan seems to have strained a muscle in his front leg and the doc has prescribed lots of R&R for him to heal.

I posted this video to Instagram yesterday.

Well we took it very seriously most of the day…

resting the paw again

resting the paw

resting the paw even more

resting the paw even more

resting the paw some more

resting the paw some more

resting the paw

resting the paw again!

I had to run out to do a quick freelance photography job and made a pitstop at Dunkin Donuts on my way home to grab a cup of coffee and my free donut thanks to National Donut Day.

NationalDonutDay

At 3pm, the sun came out and I decided to head to the beach to run the 4 mile route I wanted to run this past Sunday (but couldn’t due to the thunder/lightening storm). From the first step I just knew it would be a great run. I felt bounce in my step for the first time in months. And the weather was perfect. 65 and sunny with a lovely cool ocean breeze.

Finally feeling the run more than the injuries

Finally feeling the run more than the injuries

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More fragrant honeysuckles!

More fragrant honeysuckles!

Picture perfect view

Picture perfect view

Yep, this is my home.

Yep, this is my home.

My body felt strong. My overuse injuries didn’t bother me. I was just plain happy and that has given me some much needed hope that by mid-July I’ll be ready to tackle a full marathon training cycle starting at healthy too =)

In the evening I had dinner at my parents house and then while watching TV last night I had the craving for something a little sweet. That’s when I remembered I was given some goodies from Luna/Cliff Bar recently so I poked around and found this yummy dark chocolate almond and sea salt trail mix bar.

Cliff Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Trail Mix Bar

Cliff Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Trail Mix Bar

It was perfection. They’ve offering more and more gluten free products as more and more people have sensitivities to gluten.

Happy weekend! Hope it’s going to be a good one.
What are your weekend plans?
Do you eat a gluten free diet?
Do you ever thank your body when it feels strong? You should!

3 Comments

  1. I should probably thank my body much more than I do. And I should probably give it more credit than I do. Glad you had such a great run! It really does feel so great when everything works out like we want it to:)

  2. Ooh that bar sounds awesome! I love the KIND bar version of that a lot a so I bet the Clif version is delicious!

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