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We recently visited the Red Rocks of Sedona and the Grand Canyon in Arizona.  We have many wonderful memories from this trip, including an evening at Sunset Point in Sedona. We shared this evening with many others, all who seemed to have no care in the world other than to enjoy the beauty of a evening sunset.


It’s funny how we can be so stressed out, and yet an event that we ignore each night in our home towns can create such a carefree attitude when visiting another location.

I hope you have a great week – may it be as carefree as sitting and watching the sunset.

Running Status – Pain Free Mile!

I’ve been recovering from a calf strain the last few weeks.  Tonight I decided to take it slow and only go 1.25 miles, and I had my first pain free run in over a month. I still have a long way to go to ready for my upcoming half marathon, but I am excited that I was able to complete this run!

The older I get the longer it seems to take to recover.  The more stretching and hydration I complete the better I feel, but if I slip up I seem to injure quickly.  I’ve had IT band issues, knee pain, hip pain, and a stress fracture over the years, and yet I keep coming back.

Running is my release.  Stress is magnified when I’m not running, and I’m not as able to focus.  Writing helps with this, but when I can run and write, wow!  That’s when I’m feeling good.  And so, tonight is good night.  I hope you’re doing well too.