Hi all, so I decided I need to write everyday if I can and I am starting with this morning as I was so inspired…I woke up really annoyed as Clifford (me old dog) had the craps last night
and I had to wake up every 3 hours to let him out to poop. So, sleep deprived today and then Finn decides that he hates me and all that I do for him and has 3 tantrums just to get him out the door to day care. I came home and thought, ugh, I don’t want to go running, I just want to sit and watch telly and eat chocolate today. I hummed and haaaed but eventually I got my gear on and left the house feeling annoyed and angry at the world for some reason. I run in a provincial park which lets me go off leash with Cliff in the winter and they plow most of the roads so it is wonderful. The sun is peaking through the woods and it does brighten my mood considerably (also knowing I am here now and will be in a hot shower in 30 min doesn’t hurt either). I see my regular dog walkers as I pass them and say some Good Mornings, and the snow is just glistening all around us, it is so peaceful here. As I round a final corner I see some tracks – sled? Nope. I reach the end and I see a little old lady with a WALKER out pushing through the few cm of snow we got last night with her husband and dog. I am floored. Floored that she is walking through snow, with a walker and has gotten really far, when I almost didn’t come as my toes might get cold. For some reason this just gets me, I almost start to bawl as I think about how lazy I was, and complained SO MUCH that I had to run when I am now realizing this lady probably WISHES she could run. They were so lovely and smiling, it made me realize that I am just so so lucky. Lucky to be able to run. Lucky that I have such a wonderful park within 4 minutes of my house. Lucky that there was no wind today and it was so beautiful around the lake. Lucky that I have a great job that allows me the freedom to walk my dog in the middle of the morning…just lucky. I think we all have bad days, but my bad day changed considerably by going out of the house today and that I am so grateful for :) Kudos to you walker lady!!