Saturday, August 6, 2016

Celebrate: Running

Friends, You can celebrate too!  Link up at  I thank Ruth for sharing her space with us. 

I sit out here on the patio in the shade.  

It's cool.  

My coffee is gone.  So are my pancakes.  

I remark to my husband how cool technology is.  I essentially have set up a mobile office in a matter of seconds.  Music on the bluetooth, a phone to communicate, and my trusty laptop for celebrating!

I'm feeling strong as I sit here.  

7 miles later.  

A minute faster per mile than last week.  (Before that sounds too cool, I'm moving at a turtle stampede's pace. I might have broken out of the turtle stampede this morning.  But it reminds me I can get stronger.  And I celebrate that.)

I'm 38 years old, and 10 months.  I'm celebrating that I haven't had injuries to stop me from running.  I've stayed healthy since I've taken up running in my 30s.  When I'm not running, it's my own fault.  

I celebrate the strength that comes with running.  

I celebrated a few other times this week.  In my Slice, and on a day when I realized I was transitioning back to school.  

In the spirit of celebrating, Joy!


  1. Congrats on the progress you've made. I like your mobile office. Nothing beats time in the morning spent in the shade and with all your favorite things at hand!

  2. Congrats on your running life! It is a joy. Enjoy every minute.

  3. Way to go, Kendra! It really takes a lot of dedication! You're doing it!

  4. I think it's wonderful that you are running, & 7 miles seems like a long way to me! You're right, it's only your responsibility if you don't keep it up. We've had cooler weather & I'm happy to spend even more time outside, walking & gardening!

  5. Wow, a minute faster on your pace is excellent! Yes, strength comes with running. I couldn't agree with you more. Each day I ask myself if I've exercised my mind, my body, and my soul. And, yes, if I'm not doing any of those things, it's my own fault. Now I'm off to get in 8 miles...

  6. 7 miles - wow! Just the thought of running this exhausts me. Congratulations!