Ponder, Think, Reflect
I am 10 weeks into my 16 week marathon training programme and my long runs at the weekend can be quite challenging. Yesterday, I had to do a 16 mile run, this took me about 2 hours and 45 minutes. I stopped taking music with me on these runs and I now use the time to ponder, think and reflect on whatever comes up for me at that time – very often these thoughts turn into a blog post, just like today.
My running routes are through my local town and often take me into other connecting villages and towns. Yesterday I found myself running in the village of Carfin that I was brought up in and where my mum lives.
Whilst running up hill towards my mum’s home I thought about the times when I visit her and then a sad thought came over me, one day I will not be visiting my mum in her home, because one day my mum and just like the rest of us will not be here. I didn’t ponder this for too long because I didn’t want to make myself feel too sad. I suppose that is life and that is the reality of it all but it did make me think about me really wanting to spend quality time with my mum whilst she is here and whilst I live so close to her. I then immediately thought of all the nice things we could do together, places we could go and visit, conversations we could have, holidays we could go on…..lots of special time together. So I now have a little plan of action to put all of this into place.
Sometimes in life without even realising it we can take our loved ones for granted, especially when everything is going well with their health etc.. My run towards my mum’s house yesterday made me really think about that, I want to spend as much quality time with my mum as I can and I will and I look forward to sharing those lovely fun stories with you on this blog.
If this post has made you think about a loved one, please give them a phone, visit them, drop them an email or text…..just connect with them and let them know you are thinking about them and are there for them, it will make you and that person feel great today.
Wishing you a beautiful day filled with love and happiness, Clarabelle
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