tonight’s “just get out the door” rewards

It has been a whirlwind of a couple of weeks. Parent teacher conferences, TCAP state testing, time change, interview committee for new hires, sinus infection with a major dose of drugs…and oh yeah, we run our 1/2 marathon this weekend in Moab.

Deep. Breath. As one of my colleagues so brilliantly said, I’ve already ran the marathon.

So as I was driving home today, my motivation to get that one last light run in, waxing and waning as the sun dipped behind the horizon, I thought this:

Just get out the door.

I didn’t need a grand run. A fast run. A long run. An only run. Even if I just got out for a walk, it would be something to put my mind and my legs in a better state.

Just get out the door.

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And I did. And I was rewarded.

Two cuddling deer.

A herd of elk.

A warm cup of soup from the local soup shop for dinner.

And this gorgeous neighborhood scenery, which still catches in my breath; how blessed I am to be living my dream.

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