I'm catching up. Reverb prompt for today:
Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it .
Mid October, afternoon dog walk. About 2:30 in the afternoon, warm day in the 60's. I started taking the afternoon walk through the neighborhood up a hill that when I first found the route I couldn't walk 1/4 mile without stopping for breath. This day, the dogs and I ran the hill. There is a spot, coming to the top of the hill, around a bend with a perfect view of the divide. Coming to this spot I think of a friend of mine and when I remember to bring my phone take a picture. We stopped, I closed my eyes and took a breath that smelled of pine, leaves and possibility. I knew that the surgery was the right thing to do, that it all would work out and saw a little glimpse of the next year. And then we ran the next two miles through the neighborhood, down the hill and home.
I've never been a runner, other than skiing have never been very athletic. Something changed when I moved to the village and I started running the dogs more. At first it was for them and their exercise. Then it became for me. I haven't enjoyed every run, especially when there is wildlife stimulus for my cattledog to get all worked up. That day something became possible that was never possible before . I can't wait to get release from my dr. and run the hill again.