Find Your Happy

In my world, last week was one of the worst stinkin’ weeks I have ever had miserable. Each person in my family was struck with the stomach “bug” that is going around, and it left me feeling awful for about five horrible days.

During those five, long days, nothing seemed right. Even managing to smile back at coworkers felt like a chore. My usual 7:00 am car karaoke sessions did not happen. I didn’t even want to listen to music. My typical sparkly Facebook posts greatly diminished and I even posted something dreadfully whiny like, “I’m the crabbiest person in the world…” It. Was. Rough. 

Thankfully, this week I am feeling SO MUCH BETTER and I have found my happy place. 

It started with some warm weather and sunshine over the weekend, that motivated me to slip on my Salomons and go for my first trail run in a long time. 

And that, my friends, is where I found my happy. It. Was. Perfect. I really can’t even express how happy my heart was while me feet made their way through the slushy, icy, sunshine soaked trails. The text I sent to my husband after finishing up the first part of my run read, “Just finished 6 miles on the trails. It was slow and hard, but glorious.”

And it was. I felt like I was FLYING, my heart was racing, and I was definitely panting, but only managed to average an 11:50 mile. CRAZINESS! 

I had to get in 14 miles that day, so I decided to finish up the rest of the run on the paved path. That was nice too, but the entire time I think I was still on a bit of a high from spending some much needed time in the woods. That’s where I always find my happy.

Sparkle.Pounce.Be Happy.


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