Friday, June 21, 2013


Today is the Summer Solstice   I was suppose to be running a 10K today.  It's on the training calendar that hangs next to my closet. "10K Solstice Run".  

But I'm not running it.  

I haven't really run since Christmas day. 

 Back in September I started running daily after a ho-hum Summer.  Many things contributed and really, I knew better, but basically I did everything wrong and ended up with "foot issues".  Here we are 6 months later, ice, rest, stretching, ice, heat, massage, ice....... and they still hurt.

I have come to accept a life of yoga and have even started a bit of rowing, but it's not running.

Non-runners don't understand and once I would have thought this sentence insane  but  - I miss running.  Sure the first mile or two sucks, but after that I get in a groove.  The rhythm of my feet is steady, and boy are those endorphins good!

My feet will probably recover, and I am still working on it, but stories about foot recovery usually start "It took a whole year...." or "three years ago I hurt my feet...".

In many areas in my life it seems God is teaching me patience.  I reminded him that I specifically did NOT ask for patience.  I have been very careful to NEVER ask for patience - Mama didn't raise a fool! 

And yet, so many things seem to require patience, including my feet.  I want to run again. On days like today it is the worst.  Not too hot, not too cold, fresh air and good shoes.... all I want is a dirt path under my feet and tunes in my ears.  I think it makes me a saner mom and a calmer person over-all. For the moment it is not to be.

 So for now I will do yoga and learn patience, even if I didn't ask to learn.

~ Christina 

It's official

In case you missed it.... Abigail is now taller than I am.  It has become her de facto greeting. "Hi [your name here] I am taller than Mom and the neighbor is having twins." So there you go.  In case you haven't seen my lovely (tall) daughter in the last week..... now you know. 


Friday, June 14, 2013

Uncle Sean

Sean and his family visited a couple of weeks ago.  We had a great time with them!  Miriam and Corey helped him work out  :)


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Jewels from the Garden

These little beauties from our graden made the most delicious ice cream I have ever had which was so quickly consumed by my clan that there was no time for a photograph.