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Beautiful moments

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Enjoying this beautiful, sunny autumn day. Snuggling with my JoJo before we take a walk and clean Breathing in these beautiful moments... so much to to accomplish, but trying to take each moment.

The sun is nice and warm and so is my daughter's voice. Feeling the wind on our faces and hearing the music of the leaves. Saturday we did the Turkey Trot 5K at the Y. It was a cold, cloudy morning, but it makes you feel alive. The 1 mile run was first. Chase my middle son did too much running the night before and aggravated his knee. He was sad he could run, but still cheered the rest of us on. Thanks bud, it means a lot!
Christopher my oldest did run and came in 5th. He said his shoulder hurt at the end. JoJo tripped last year, was looking forward to doing it. When she was 3 and walked and ran it. She took off up the hill and rounded the corner and then asked me to carry her. Nope not doing that... but we finished walking and running together. I know she can do better, but I know she did it and we did it together.
As soon as we came back to the Y, it was time for the 5K. Still trying to get use to learning everything... It was my second 5K that I ran the whole time and didn't push it. It was a great run! the feeling was fantastic! Love the feeling of the autumn air and seeing everyone doing there best, whether walking or running! Later I realized I went over the finish line with my daughter, so I didn't get timed for my run. I may have gotten medal for 3rd in my age group, but another time. The best feeling was knowing I did my best and enjoying and taking every moment in. I love meeting and seeing the people around. One lady around me had said her 8yr old was pacing her... I ended up catching up to him. He kept looking for his mom, she was a little behide us. I told him she was coming and was proud of him. He kept me going and it was awesome seeing how great he was doing! He ended up getting first in his age group! His mom told me later that he had prayed the night before that he would medal.
All those good and not so good moments made for a good race and day! Take each moment as it is and learn from them and keep movin forward. I need to remember this! I am moving forward each day even if I don't feel like it is.. I have come a long way and still have a long way to go. Appreciating all those moments are the greatest!
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