Monday, May 18, 2009

Feeling a little more like me

Thank you for every wonderful comment and email you took the time to send. They helped to alleviate my fears and to make me feel like I'm not the only one who struggles.

Yesterday Tim and I went for a hike. Did you hear that? My husband (the one who said, early in our marriage "I don't get walking. You should run or you should sit.") and I went on a hike. We drove to Auburn and caught part of the Western States trail, covering 6 miles and having a great time.

The two of us along the trail.

Tim was hiking and smiling AT THE VERY SAME TIME!

Aren't the Sierra foothills beautiful?

Today I went out and ran 7 miles. Well, I ran 6 and walked about 1. That's better than I've done on any outing in a month or more. 3 of the miles were on a trail right by our house. It's all single-track and lots of ups and downs, but that's a good surface to train on, right?

I really am feeling a little more like myself every day. And rather than getting harsh and punitive with me, I'm staying gentle (mostly) so if my pace is slow, or if I don't get quite as much done as I'd like, then that's just fine.

Again, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!


KatieFeldmom said...

You are definitely not alone!!! With all that you have going on, it's nice to see you takes steps to feel better. Here's some hugs to go along with Eileen's hugs!!!

I'm planning some hikes this year for the first time ... I'll have to add yours to the list .... looks beautiful!!!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Hikes are great!
And good for you for reminding yourself to be nice to you and take care of your needs!

Diana said...

Nothing like a great hike with the hubby! Eases the mind and makes for great time together!
Glad you're too!
I think the emotion of "happy" is starting to appear on my mood wheel again!

Colette said...

This warms my heart to hear you are getting back to feeling normal.

Tell Tim that walking lets you see the world around you, and lets you get inside your head and think. Running is good, but the beauty of the world just zips by, and in todays way of life, there is enough of that already happening ;)

Anonymous said...

Leslie, Exactly where is this trailhead located? Always looking for new (to me) locations within an hour of home and this looks like a good one!