Saturday, June 25, 2011

Three Minutes

This rose, the Fragrant Cloud, is so bright I cannot photograph it! It just looks crazy. But you should see it in person. It is bright, beautiful, and so fragrant, my neighbor comes into my yard just to smell it.

The "three minutes" refers to the length of time I have to write something here.

I am meeting my running club at 5:45. I need to do 10 miles today. And I am asking myself why that seems like such a big deal when I just did a half-marathon 3 weeks ago. I guess the half-marathon was so bad, I got discouraged.

But here's the good news: I am sober, I am healthy, I am happy. I am capable of setting an alarm for 4 a.m., and then actually getting up and getting ready to go for a run with my pals. This is good.

I plan on staying sober today and I hope you all do too.


Lou said...

What a beautiful time of year to run 10 miles. "One foot in front of the other" is my mantra. I start repeating it at about 7 miles in:)

Syd said...

Sounds like a good way to start the day. I remember counting as I would run. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

I am struggling with sobriety right now and found your blog. God bless and keep it up

ScottF said...

all good news indeed :-) And so many times MC, your blogging and sharing is like that rose, and brightens my day.

Be well!

Kim A. said...

Getting up, Cleaning up, Dressing up and Showing up (on time!) was a really hard thing for me to do for many, many years. I have to keep it so simple for it to penetrate my brain noise. I lover post today because it says what I needed to hear in a way that I can embrace. Happy Running..