I woke up this morning with the itch to just run…run away from my current situation, book a flight anywhere but here, but I decided to put my shoes on and head out the door. Nothing feels better than a morning run. I have bad knees but I said “what the heck” with it, I have 2 week old shoes that should help support them a little better, so why not?
I have a trailhead literally two houses down from my house, so I took advantage of that this morning. I ran and let in all the sounds of the trees blowing in the wind, the birds chirping, the gravel beneath my feet and the squirrels running along me. I didn’t even use my headphones, I didn’t need them. It was too beautiful out, the air was cold and crisp and it allowed me to really feel how small I am on this planet.
God has a plan for everyone. You may have the happiest life right now or the worst life, but if you can wake up every morning and be grateful for your legs, your feet, your beating heart: well that is all that should matter. When I run I let go of everything that bothers me or hurts me. I am one small human on this planet and I should be lucky to be able to run into all this beautiful nature right outside my own house. When you are grateful for what you have, you forget the things you don’t have. You can’t control the things out of your control, but you can control your thoughts and what you do with the life you have. This is important to remember. Anyway, here are some pictures from my run:)