|I'm the one waving.|
|See - it really was beautiful.|
Today was the Mini-Donut Half Marathon in honor of loved ones and in support of suicide awareness in general. I was running and remembering my father who completed suicide in 1997. Running 13.1 miles through peaceful wetlands gives you a lot of time for thinking and remembering. It was sad to realize how long Dad has been gone and all that he has missed. But it was also nice to remember good times. It occurred to me that Dad would probably be surprised that I have run half and full marathons. I know he would be proud of me for finishing them though. The race was a wonderful way to start the day.
When the race was over and I got cleaned up, I headed to the next event - Hmong New Year. I met up with another teacher from my school and we wandered about. The weather was simply gorgeous and seeing students and friends was lovely. The food was also fantastic.
Finally, I also celebrate having some quiet time this evening. I may blog, read, knit and basically relax after spending so much time out and about. Household chores like laundry are waiting, but they will still be there tomorrow, or maybe even the next day. I'm taking Ruth's advice from last week and will "release myself from should."