The first part of the week was a whirlwind of emotions. Luckily the rest of the week worked itself out.
Thursday I decided to join a group of girls that do what is called, Sunset Cycle Ride. This was my first group ride and longest ride, 20 miles. It was awesome! We started at Casino Beach at Pensacola Beach, road down to Ft. Pickens and did the loop back. The ride back was incredible with being on the beach side, I could hear and see the waves hitting the shore. The sunset was beautiful! Although I did learn almost half way in that before my next ride, I had to get some gel shorts, ouch!
Then Phat Phriday I opted for the 3 mile loop and ended up doing what I had been trying to do for months. I started at a slow and easy pace, picked up the second mile, then even more the last mile. I was really proud of myself! I can really see progress in my running and it feels awesome!
I have been joining different ladies to run, just because I enjoy running with someone rather than running by myself. They may not always be as fast as I would like to go, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to run with them. If I agree to run with them, that is exactly what I do. During the run they may say, “I hope I’m not holding you back”. That will never happen. I will run with all levels because I feel as long as I am pounding the pavement and not sitting on the couch just watching tv, then I am benefitting myself and hopefullly benefitting the person I am running with. Just this week, I have agreed to run with two different ladies. After we finished the run, they both told me the same thing. They had started to find excuses to not run that morning, then I sent them a message saying I would meet them and they were so glad I did. That really makes me feel good! I wonder if this could possibly lead to another new journey for me?! So exciting!
On to other exciting news….check out my new elevated garden box I put together!
I just added oregano today! I really really hope these little fellas don’t die! I love them and care for them like they are one of my children, maybe that will help.
I will leave you with this quote.
We are human. We are not perfect. We are alive. We try things. We make mistakes. We stumble. We fall. We get hurt. We rise again. We try again. We keep learning. We keep growing. And we are thankful for this priceless opportunity called life.~Marc and Angel