Easter Trail Run


Happy Easter!  As Easter day comes to a close with thunderstorms, I’ll add a quick note about my trail run today.  It was a glorious day.  My morning began by celebrating the day through a beautiful church service complete with the choir singing the Hallelujah Chorus.  Then I relaxed a bit at home and talked to my family.  I was feeling a little bummed about not going home for the holiday, so I decided to then do what cheers me up most–go for a run! 

I had not gone for a really good run for quite some time so I hit the trails.  It was a warm day in the 80’s and it felt quite freeing to be running in shorts and a tank top.  The trail was packed with people–not so many running, but more of people relaxing and enjoying the company of friends and family.  The smells of a barbecue left me with a craving and I was tempted to go make some new friends.  Some guys were playing football in a grassy field.  Parents were relaxing along the stream’s edge while their children were wading in the water.  As I was huffing and puffing my way along already feeling like I had lost my base mileage point, I began thinking that I really need to take time out to “smell the roses” and not always fill my days with things that need to get done.  There will always be things to do, but it’s the days that you take time to enjoy life’s amusements that will be remembered most.  I didn’t bring a watch with me or worry about how far I ran or how fast, but I made sure to enjoy each step of the trail and thank God for blessing me with the ability to do so.

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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One Response to Easter Trail Run

  1. Jan Hoerst says:

    We missed you too honey but I am so thankful that you are healthy and have such a good habit that gets you outdoors! Its the best tonic to make you appreciate all that you have. But you know that! I love you!

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