Yesterday summer did a trial run here in the Midwest, and we got 80 degree weather! I finally ran the 3.5 miles from my apartment to Stephen’s place, and I stopped and shot a few photos along the way. The sun slanted its ray across my path at points, many people were outside–mowing or just enjoying being outside after many frozen days. The apple blossoms made me so happy with their snowy grace and lingering scent. Come, run along with me:
And then I made it! Running a stretch of road that you usually drive helps you feel the land and the place more. I feel more connected to my neighborhood and Stephen’s because I ran in between them. I ran past friend’s homes, I crossed the big road I drive down to work every day, and past a little guy hitting a home run at his baseball game. I smiled at a family out for a walk as I ran past.
Traveling to Stephen’s home usually takes me 7 minutes in the car, and it took 40 minutes running (with a few photo stops)–and it was worth it! Running that stretch of ground in helping me in my transition from one home to another. In less than two months, I’ll have a new home, which I am very excited about; however, it is still a change. I’ve been moving almost every year for the last five years; having the time to transition slowly, run back and forth, and adjust, is a gift I’m thankful for. I appreciate that this year’s move will be much more permenant, and I’m glad I can still run back to near where I live now, enjoy , and then run back home.
By Mary H. Campbell Copyright 2016