Where ever did this week go? One moment I was jumping out of my skin waiting for our Travel Tales guests to arrive, in a blink they were here, then gone, then it was back into the usual working week and all of a sudden! It’s Thursday.
What a week. What a long anticipated week. In younger days when much anticipated events were past I would be sad and disappointed; I’d be low. More often than not I’d be upset that it (whatever it was) was over. Not so anymore. Now I choose to hold the memories of wonderful times and cherished events close to my heart. Not to be sad that they are over but to be happy that I had the opportunity that they gave. The memories created become like a burning fire of happiness in my heart, giving off warmth, smiles and gladness. They are like a battery of joy that keeps me going.
It was simply wonderful to meet those lovely Canadians in real live time. In 3D. It was like they had literally stepped out of the pages of the blog and there they were sharing our home.
I’m sure that if we were closer those Travel Tales people and Pauly and I would be very good friends. And we are. We just have a lot of time and ocean between us.
And how was this meeting of four Canadians, one Australian and one Kiwi possible?
It was possible because of running. Little did I know that on that day I decided to put my old beach walking shoes on and try and run to the hay barn that on another day, only a few years away that I would be meeting some lovely people and welcoming them to my home. I didn’t know that I would make so many friends around the world through blogging about running and I didn’t know that I would meet so many beautiful people at home either. All because of running. Who says running is only a faster way of moving forwards than walking? It sure as heck isn’t! It’s a life changer.
And guess what this Unsporty Woman is doing on Saturday? I’m running the run leg in a half ironman. What was an Unsporty Woman to do? The cry came out through facebook that a runner was needed so of course I had to say yes. And I don’t know these people from a bar of soap! More new people to meet because of running.
Thank you so much Sue and Dave and Cherie and Joe for spending time with us on the farm. We loved your visit very much.
Happy running 🙂
PS Speaking of lovely people I’ve met because of running, I’m running with Louie tomorrow morning and then before I know it, it’ll be Saturday and time with Janette. I’m so spoilt!