Having spent the last few months doing more traveling than Ive done in the last several years, I really feel the need for a breather. Add to that the fact that my interests are varied and range from traditional quilting to fiber art, knitting and cooking, Ive been feeling a wee bit scattered lately. Often too, I feel low upon waking in the morning due to low cortisol levels which are related to my Addison's disease. So this morning after chatting with my daughter via Skype about her marathon weekend, I got my housework done and headed out the door with walking poles and camera in hand.
For an interesting and touching read about her first ever full marathon go tho her blog, Adventures In Korea. I'm so proud of her! She has overcome many adversities in her young life.
Though the air was a bit nippy with a strong breeze, once walking on the trail it was comfortable. I concentrated on observing my surroundings while breathing deeply. While there are a few tenacious brightly colored leaves clinging to the branches here and there,
With a vastly refreshed body and mind, I quietly ate my lunch and then chopped leeks for a cream of broccoli soup.
And I'm definitely feeling calmer and happier.