Spring is springing

forsythiaSpring has come to Middle Tennessee, and I am writing this on my porch with short sleeves on! Loving all the beautiful flowers, bushes and trees that are starting to bloom, in spite of my allergies. Forsythia is one of my favorites, as it reminds me of growing up, and they are blooming bright yellow all around.

My hamstring continues to heal, and I was able to run 10 miles yesterday without too much discomfort. That’s the longest run in 4 weeks, so it was encouraging. Nice to be back to familiar routes and routines.

The high school across from me sponsored a race yesterday called the “Lucky Mudder” – a 5K mud run with, you guessed it, lots of mud. It was a mess. I walked over to watch some of it and everyone had a big smile on their face – along with the spots of mud! And it looked tough – all sorts of hills and obstacles, like crawling through a tunnel, sliding down a water slide, and trudging through a student-made lake/mud puddle. Challenging. I would have loved to have run it, but can’t imagine what havoc that would have wreaked on my hamstring. Maybe next year.

In the meantime, I think I’ll just keep running on dry pavement. With no obstacles.

I am running in the Country Music Half Marathon on April 27 with Team First Pres Franklin and Team World Vision to raise money for clean water in Haiti. Please consider supporting my efforts. Click here to donate. Thank you for your prayers and support.