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A Run And A Feather....

Sunday, September 23, 2018


This morning's sunrise...


I made a promise to myself last week that I would get myself back out there and get a run done. Just one...or more if I felt like it. But at least one needed to get done. This morning I got out there and it was like a release button went off inside. The first 1/4 mile I cried. Right off the bat, the waterworks started. Then next 1/4 mile was some angry feelings, so my feet hit the pavement a bit harder for emphasis. During this time though, I also felt relief. I've been avoiding this for almost 4 weeks now. It felt good to just let it out in the way running does for me.

By the end of the run, I was feeling much less filled up with negative emotions and better than I have in a while. I thought a lot about how we choose to live our lives. The choices we make determine things that can happen to us. The freedom we have to be able to make these choices, sparked me in just the right way. I needed that run and all the thoughts and feelings that went along with it.

At the end of the run, I stopped to stretch and found a small feather laying next to my feet. I'm a sucker for anything that seems to be a sign from God, or the angels around us. I've always believed that feathers that we stumble upon are signs that we are on the right path. Makes life a little more fun, I think.




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  • RUNSWITHDEER
    You've been flooded with thoughts and emotions lately. My heart goes out to you my dear. Sounds like you are on the right path, running to put your thoughts together and stimulate those endorphins. Good for you! Writing is like therapy for me. Another smart thing you are doing. Lots of hugs for LFOAR!! You are on the right path! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    618 days ago
  • LDYHAZ
    Yippee!! Oh boy do I know the tears and angry foot fall. So glad you did it. May your days get just a little easier my dear friend. Love the signs from God. They are everywhere once we are able to let our eyes see them. Big hug to you!!
    620 days ago
  • ALOFA0509
    emoticon That Feather!!! How Awesome seeing that after that run.. Your sister is with you always.. emoticon emoticon
    620 days ago
  • GOING-STRONG
    Love Love Love the feather.... I'm always on the lookout for pennies.

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    620 days ago
  • LORI-K
    I am so glad you got out for your run Brenda! And the feather was a neat sign, I think, that you did the right thing!
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    620 days ago
  • STARCHIEF
    WTG
    620 days ago
  • ALIHIKES
    Love the blog, and how you found inspiration and renewal from running and finding a sign (feather)
    620 days ago
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Your sister was sending you a msg. that she's proud of you. My brother passed in 1982 and I'm always finding pennies from him. I know they're from him because a) he was an avid penny collector and b) they're always dated either his birth year or the year he died. Definitely that feather was meant to be a msg. for you!
    620 days ago
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