Tuck and Roll
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I’m really loving being able to run again after my triumph over sciatica this winter. And now that the weather is stutteringly wandering towards spring, so much the better!
I’m doing much better, back to better than normal in fact, and I’m sure, if you’ve been following my progress, you know about my new fundraising project, where I’m running 1,222.25 miles from Montana to the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank California on a virtual Run Over To Ellen’s. In order to accomplish my mileage goal, I’m going to have to average 36 miles a week for the rest of the year.
As far as my fundraising goal, we only need 30,000 people to donate $1.00 each to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. So if you haven’t donated yet, just click on the FirstGiving fundraising box in the right hand sidebar, or go to www.FirstGiving.com/VisionRunner. Once you donate at least $1.00, you’ll have access to our private Donors Only page where all sorts of special secret surprises await…
Having healed nicely, one recent afternoon, as it commonly occurs, my mom met me for a walk as I was finishing up my run. We ended up back at her place, where I said goodbye and then ran the few blocks over to the busy intersection where I would cross to get to my favorite Starbucks on the corner.
The light turned and I ran across the street at a very slow and easy pace. I got onto the short section of sidewalk that would take me over to Starbucks. I’m not sure what I was thinking about … maybe it was how much I was going to enjoy my favorite item on the Starbucks menu, a Grande Americano, or how good it felt to be healed up and not to have tight calf muscles after my run.
I don’t know, but all of a sudden my foot went off the sidewalk and I just knew I was going to fall and I saw it unfolding in slow motion: like time slowed down.
I put my right hand out to brace the fall, but then I did something amazing. My shoulder tucked under and I just went with the fall, rolling all the way back up onto my feet, and not missing a step!
In amazement, I felt for my cell phone and mp3 player and safety flasher lights…yup all still there! I walked into Starbucks still stunned at my highly uncharacteristic acrobatic move.
Thinking that one of the workers at Starbucks must have seen it, and they all know me, I asked. But, nope not one witness to my spectacular feat of athleticism. . .
Oh well, that’s how things roll sometimes…even me!
Maybe it’s my new alignment???
How ‘bout it?
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