Let me start by saying that your kind, wonderful comments yesterday made my DAY! No, actually, probably made my WEEK! You are exactly what I love so much about the running/fitness community– one persons success is shared by ALL!
So thank you ❤
Sunday I went for a lovely walk in my home town….
Yesterday after a hustle-and-bustle afternoon of trying to get my resume updated and a cover letter written for a prospective job out in Denver (!!!!!!) I was tired and cranky and did not want to run. But it was my Monday night group-run and it is so hard for me to schedule group runs throughout the week that I knew I wanted to make it if I could.
So I hauled it over there and impressively stripped down and changed into running clothes while simultaneously driving a stick-shift. Mad skills.
It ended up being a great cool, fall evening 5.5 mile run.
As always, I am very glad I ran 🙂
On a sad note, I got some very upsetting news today that really threw life into perspective.
My best friend and her boyfriend were in NYC together over the weekend, when Michael got a devastating call that his father had just had a massive heart attack and died. Anna immediately booked flights to get them back to Chicago…
It was totally unexpected. His father was in great health. Only 57 years old. My heart completely aches for him and his family right now. I immediately called my father and was choking back tears as I just told him how much I love him. Throughout the entire day, every few minutes my mind would wander back to how different Michael’s life will be from here on out.
But Michael has a strength in him that I pray I would posses if, God forbid, I am ever put in a similar situation– He was quick to remind us all that there is never time in life to be mad at our love ones… or to rush out the door without the 10 extra seconds of a hug and kiss… nothing is dire enough to hang up without saying those three precious words at the end of a phone call– I Love You. He reminded us that every once in a while, opt to spend the night in with your loved ones, with no phones, no computer, no T.V… and just be with each other.
I am sending out a prayer to all of you on this lovely morning. It is lovely, because we are here. Because we are breathing in the sweet air of Life… because it is a new day with a fresh start. We have ever opportunity to smile, give thanks, and spread Love…
…and that is a beautiful thing.
Please, let me know someone you are going to call today and tell them you love them!
-Mom, dad, sister, and my 5 best friends who have been through the toughest of times with me.
Any great resume/cover letter writers out there? Any advice?!