Friday, March 4, 2011

Waiting (Jennifer)

Yesterday we went to visit some friends for dinner.  They just happen to live in our old house.  We sold our house, they bought it, and now we are friends.  We hit it off the first time we met.  They stayed and we talked for hours.  Its odd, but true.  So yesterday when we were getting out of the car in our old driveway, I noticed that some of the flowers I had planted a few years back were coming up!!!  I was so excited to see that even though there was still several feet of snow most places, that there wasnt any on the edge of the house and the flowers were budding! 

It got me thinking about how Spring *must* be around the corner even though the snow makes it feel impossible. The flowers wouldnt be coming up otherwise right?  I havent done much exercise this winter, and I realize that I am forever talking about how I cant wait for it to be nicer out (40-50 degrees without snow or rain would be a real treat!) so I can get our running.  I really have been waiting and waiting on the weather. Actually, I have been stalking the weather reports.  And to me thats funny because when Summer gets here there will be days it will be too HOT to run and I will be complaining then too!   haha.  Anyway,  this year is different from past years when I wanted spring to come so I could see some green, so I could sit on the deck, open some windows, enjoy longer days of light, or just to BBQ.  While I am still looking foward for all those things, what I am really *waiting* for is to run.  We had one day a few weeks ago that was nice and I was able to go for a run.  It was awesome!!!  Sometimes I will be in the car and a great song comes on and I think "I cant wait to go running!"  I love running to some of my favorite upbeat tunes.  It pumps me up!

So...I am offiicially welcoming Spring.  Maybe that will hurry it along....hehe.

Today's reason for losing weight:
*to enjoy what I see in the mirror and feel proud of what I have accomplished.  Lack of exercise and gaining a few lbs back has taken that joy away from me.  Cant wait to get it back.

Today I am thankful for:
*finding my Ipod that I thought was lost!  Whoo hooo!  Nothing like running to some good tunes.


Shelley said...

Hi Jennifer,

Good news about your uncle - your family must be so relieved! Amazing how well this type of surgery can go, right?

Yes, the bone contusion is a bruise. Sounds like you went through a very similar thing - was your ankle bone sticking out like mine is? I am so encouraged to hear that you DID recover from this. So frustrating to not know if/when I will get better, so your comment really helped - thank you!

Kimberlynn said...

I'm right there with you...can't wait for spring AND summer! Hang in there, it's almost here.

Jen said...

Man, I am SO ready for spring!!!!