Friday, May 6, 2011

"whatcha doin' with your feet?"

Even if it’s a little thing, 
do something for those who need help, 
something for which you get no pay 
but the privilege of doing it.  
Albert Schweitzer

we woke up to a beautiful morning yesterday, but with the chill and the wind, it felt more like an autumn morning so i decided to run on the treadmill at the gym.  the pollen and all it's related nonsense was literally falling like snow....
spring in our yard
my friend krissy was running like a champ on the treadmill next to me, she already had 2 miles behind her when i started.  anyhow, i ran like i was running into the wind with a backward sail.  it was a long four miles for me, while krissy ran five miles with smoke in her shoes.  some days it's easy to trot and some days it's brutal.  there's good and bad and ups and downs in running, just like most other things.  but for the most part, i have found a peaceful place in my running.  and it has brought me to participate in "run the palisades" a race that i've been running the past two years, and this year we even formed a team. join us! http://www.firstgiving.com/process/teamarea/default.asp?did=20768&teamid=140637

i am so proud to say that my teammates and i have raised almost $3000 for diabetes and there aren't enough thank you's and appreciation for everyone who has donated to this cause and supported our 5K run.  one of our community papers, the pascack press, ran an article this past sunday about the run and my dad.
so many people have selflessly donated and sent me messages about the run.   i received a check in the mail when i came back from running yesterday and with it a note from an old, dear friend who wrote within her beautiful message, "small steps are beginnings of enormous journeys."  THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!  i appreciate all your words, your support, and your amazing donations.
calendar wisdom
today i was all set to ride to the gym and run on the treadmill because my allergies have been terrible.  as soon as we stepped outside, matty and i both decided that it was a perfect day to run with the sun.  and that it was.  i started down my street and trotted by my neighbor who cheered me on (thanks beth!), and her words stuck in my head for the rest of the run, especially when i was going up the itsy bitsy hill on my new route which seemed like a mountain.   today was a great running day, a far cry from yesterday.  what a difference a day makes.  i had happy feet and took my four miles and made it almost four and half, but i had to stop to get my little penguin.  
and that little penguin had his own little happy feet today when we got back and rocked out to some vintage tunes.....







busy feet are happy feet....

8 comments:

  1. Awesome, Nik. so proud of you.

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  2. Run to High Point!

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  3. Run to Bear Mountain!


    Run to all these places and keep running because you are BIONIC!

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  4. thanks jen....and steve, i will run to all those places if you run with me... and maybe someday, lisa!! lisalovesrunning!!!!

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