Friday, August 20, 2010

There must be an angel.....

It has been a lot harder to get up at 5:45am lately. I just really want to hit the snooze button and roll right back over and go to sleep.  First of all, it already seems darker than it has, although we have had several rainy, cloudy days. Second, in the summer, we aren't as strict about bedtimes, so we have had many late nights.  (We need to get back into our schedule since school starts in a week). 

So Tuesday was one of those mornings, I was scheduled for a 4 mile run.  The alarm went off and I hit snooze.  I lay there again debating the pros and cons of getting up.  It was so dark out.  I finally kicked the covers off and got up.  I got dressed and turned my Ipod on, the first song of my shuffle was "There Must Be an Angel Playing with My Heart" by the Eurythmics. This song has always had a special place in my family and everytime we are together, we play it, and we all dance and sing at the top of our lungs!  It's fantastic!  So it holds a very special place in my heart and it reminds me instantly of my family and of course of Uncle!   Now I know what you might be thinking, 'you put that song on your Ipod so of course you will hear it', but I always have it on "shuffle" so I never know what the next song will be.  So it was a pleasant surprise to hear it first thing and I like to think it was Uncle encouraging me. 

So off I went and I did get to 4.2 miles but it was a tough run, which kind of bummed me out.  But I knew how tired I was, I knew it would be tough.  But I got through it.  Later in the day, the girls and I went to the pool and had such a lovely time! 

Wednesday night before bed I decide to be nice to my feet and I put some Aveda foot lotion on them, it feels fantastic.  Similar scenario Thursday morning, hit snooze, but this time I scheduled for a 5 mile run so I couldn't dilly dally, I needed to get back in time for Seth to get to work.  So this morning no divine intervention to start off.  But I got going and I felt pretty good.  Although I felt like my feet are slipping and sliding in my shoes.  I realized that I made a rookie mistake by putting the lotion on BEFORE a run, even if it was the night before.  It bothered me the whole run, I won't do that again.  I'll be nice to my feet AFTER a run!!  Good thing I realized this now and not the night before the 1/2 marathon or something.  I changed up my route a bit, went through some of the neighborhood and then to my pond and I run several laps around there.  It's good to be back to my pond, I've missed it! I did make it to 5.2 miles and I felt pretty good. 

Thursday morning we headed down to the National Zoo, it was a lovely day and we met friends there.  Not sure if you have been there before but it's VERY hilly there and my girls fought over who sits in the stroller.  So I'm walked while pushing one of them in the stroller.  It was very fun and we saw a lot of animals.  The panda bear was sitting really close to the glass, it was the best view I've ever had, usually they are sitting far away in a tree or something.  Anyway, the girls love seeing their friend and seeing all the animals.  But it's pretty exhausting.  Emma fell asleep on the way home, I thought Sarah was going to fall asleep too, she was SO quiet!  If I wasn't driving, I could probably have fallen asleep too! 

I'm very sleepy today, I was hoping the girls would sleep in, but they were both up at 7 this morning.  I started taking a multivitamin today, I probably should have done that awhile ago.   So I'm hoping that will help.  We are heading to a birthday party for one our good friends at the pool!! It should be alot of fun.  I want to spend as much time at the pool as I can before school starts.  Sarah has her orientation a week from today, I can't believe it.

Tomorrow I'm scheduled for an 8 mile run.  I'm a little nervous about it, but kind of excited at the same time.  It will definitely be the farthest I've run so far.  It is supposed to be a nice day and I'm going to go to Centennial Lake to run.  I need to bring a camera so I can show you how beautiful it is.  It takes me away.  Running has become more than just exercise for me. It has become my time to be alone with my thoughts, my music and with nature.  It is my time to pray and meditate, which might sound strange, but it's true.  I see or feel signs from Uncle, to let me know that he is right there with me.  It is my time to reflect on what is going on or plan what we will do next. It is my time to process all that is going on with our family.  So running has become so much more to me than just running.  I started as a way to lose weight (which hasn't worked), then I was doing it for fitness, and really I think, even though I'm heavier than I want to be, I'm probably in the best shape I've been in since my early 20's.  Now I run, obviously to train for the 1/2 marathon , but I also run for me to be a better mother, wife and person. I find that I am much more patient and a better mother on the days that I run versus the days I don't.  I definitely feel like this is my time with my angels and they keep me moving on! 

No-one on earth could feel like this.
I'm thrown and overblown with bliss.
There must be an angel
Playing with my heart.
I walk into an empty room
And suddenly my heart goes "boom"!
It's an orchestra of angels
And they're playing with my heart.
(must be talking to an angel)
No-one on earth could feel like this.
I'm thrown and overblown with bliss.
There must be an angel
Playing with my heart.
And when I think that I'm alone
It seems there's more of us at home.
It's a multitude of angels
And they're playing with my heart.

I must be hallucinating
Watching angels celebrating.
Could this be reactivating
All my senses dislocating?
This must be a strange deception
By celestial intervention.
Leavin' me the recollection
Of your heavenly connection.

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful to hear the song, I love the words!!!!
    You sound so healthy, congratulations. And fur sure, Pete's right there with you!!!