Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A time for slacking and a time for Celebration


I admit it, I am a blog slacker. I just haven't been able to get into this blogging thingy this past week. I think I lost my creativity or something. I just haven't been able to think of a damn thing to say. Maybe my meat eating diet is clogging my creative mind. I don't know. Help!

I guess I should start where I left off... On Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend, I ran up on the Western States trail with lot's of people. We ran about 27 miles in rain, mud, and cold. I had a blast! How can you not have fun when you're running with friends on the WS trail? A bad run just doesn't happen up there. There is just something so magical there. The rest of the week was spent swimming and resting as I felt a little soreness in my left achilles. I figured I better rest and nip this overuse injury in the bud. For once, I listened to the voice of reason in my head and did the right thing. After a few days I was just fine.

On Friday, May 30th, my daughter Courtney graduated from High School. It was a sad and a happy time for me. I will miss her when she goes away to College. It has been hard at times knowing that my kids are growing up and spreading their wings. Sometimes I want to hold them back, but I must let them fly. I have always kind of dreaded this time in my life when the kids would no longer need my guidance on an everyday basis. A sad time and a happy time all rolled into one. Friday morning I got up and ran for about 8 miles. It was one of those runs where nothing hurts and you feel like you are just flying. I know I wasn't running all that fast, but in my mind, I was hammering. I felt good inside knowing that I have given my all to my children and that I have been blessed. Courtney, my child, spread your wings and SOAR!

Sunday we had a graduation party and now it is Tuesday and I am finally getting to this blog. I am running a 50k on Sunday, June 8th. I think it will go well, as I will be turning the dreaded 50 on Friday. I will be in a new age group! I'm wondering if that is the only good that can come out of turning fifty. The good thing is that I feel about 16. My mind says I'm 16, my body says it's 30, and my face says, SH**!

I refuse to let an old person move into my body.

9 comments:

Dave Harper said...

Hi Kelly!
Congratulations on your daughters graduation! We go to an orientation meeting tomorrow for my oldest ENTERING high school.
And Happy Birthday a couple days early.

DEANNA STOPPLER said...

50 years old? You're my role model.

kelly said...

Hey Dave,
It's hard to believe that your daughter is going into HS already. Time flies. I read your blog the other day and I just can't believe how creative you are. I love your guitar. Hope you are doing well. How is your running going?

kelly said...

Thanks, Deanna. That's really a nice thing to say.

Dave Harper said...

The running is coming along. I have a long way to go to be 'fit'. I will possibly be pacing at Leadville though, and probably going to do Rim2Rim2Rim in October. Never done that before, and MAYBE a November 100 miler. We'll see.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, you half-century-old hottie. Let's see an age group win on Sunday.

kelly said...

Dave, I ran the r2r2r last April. It was incredible. Very hard, but very fun. It's a must do. I hope to see you on the trails one day. Maybe WS next year?

kelly said...

Well, anonymous, thank you. I will do my best on Sunday. This hot woman will probably only be hot because the temps will be up!

I am a runner. "We are what we repeatedly do" said...

Most amazing dog picture ever!!! congrats on the milestone age. Looks like 2009 holds even more adventures for you. good luck and hope to see you on the trails someday,
Greg