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Wildflower Run

See how the lilies of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  (Matthew 6:28-29)

The Run
3.23 miles

The Picture

Blue Lovelies

The Recap

Oh, I just love wildflowers, don’t you?


A Purple Peace

Wildflowers have been missing from my spring until just the last week or so.  They are so fun to photograph with their splash of color against the green grass.  They have a delicate simplicity, while being hardy and known for growing in tight places.  Strong and Beautiful – I love that on so many levels.  A perfect metaphor for this blog, too!

20150515_shoes_sizedFriday was my third day in a row of getting up early!  I’m trying so hard to make it a habit.  I had just enough time to squeeze in a picture run before my husband went to work.  I was going to do yoga first and then run, but I sat around drinking coffee too long.

I was looking forward to running today because it was my first day running in my new shoes.  I knew once I took them outside there was no returning them, but I felt pretty confident they would work out.  My only negative thing to say about them is:

Would it kill you to give us another inch or two of laces?  I barely have enough to tie my shoes. 

Of course, I do the fancy lacing which uses more shoestring, but so do a lot of runners.  Otherwise, I’m very happy with the shoes. (Brooks girl for life – never switching again – learned my lesson)

I just had my point and shoot with me which is not the best camera, but I can carry it in my hand so at least my back and legs aren’t burdened by the weight of my pack.  I refuse to give up on being a picture runner just because my body needs a break.  I really missed my DSLR though this morning and I’m going to have to go on some photography outings to make up for it.

More Blue Flowers

Simple and quiet

Drug of ChoiceI hadn’t run in a couple of days.  With all the health problems and ailments, I decided to take it easy and just run 3 miles.  As a pre-run breakfast, instead of my normal peanut butter banana toast or my steel-cut oats, I had an apple with peanut butter and a glass of plain kefir with a drizzle of honey (and of course coffee).  I wasn’t sure that was going to be enough fuel, but I was pleased that it was.  I had no GI issue on the run or afterwards so that makes it a win.  I’m hoping to run tomorrow morning too.

With only a week before my race, I feel like I’m less prepared than I want to be.  Lots of things got in the way of my prep, but I have one more week of running before the big day.  I get to pick up my race packet next Thursday and I’m pretty sure when I walk into the Manhattan Running Company I’m going to buy myself a t-shirt for the race.  They have this Run Kansas shirt that I really liked.  They had some shorts I really liked too, but sometimes it’s hard for me to justify spending so much on something I’m going to get sweaty in.  You know what I mean?  Plus, I just bought running shoes so I’ll probably hold off on shorts.

How fitting it is to be writing about clothes and then I just looked up again the lilies of the field verse because of the wildflowers…

“And why do you worry about clothes?  See how the lilies of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” (Matthew 6:28-29)

…which then goes on to say that we should not worry about these things, but seek first his kingdom.  What a great reminder for me!  Like I said, I love wildflowers.


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2 thoughts on “Wildflower Run”

  • Wow your point-and-shoot does great! I love the detail of the blue petal on the second shot. Makes me want to get out there with mine! Love, Mom
    PS Glad you’re still able to drink coffee!

    • Thank you Mom. Actually that second one was taken on my phone because I was having issues with the point and shoot, but I figure it out for the others. And coffee is the very last thing I’ll give up. 🙂

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