Trail Ride

There is a bike trail near our house that I really like. It’s about 10 miles one way and goes between our town and another.

The trail is surrounded by farms and natural beauty and has a couple bridges, but it’s the canopy of trees that makes me love it so much. For most of the 10 miles, there are beautiful shade-providing trees with branches hanging out over the trail.

It reminds me of Tennessee. Specifically, the part of Tennessee where my dad lives. I can picture it now.  When I was little, we would drive from the airport in Nashville or Huntsville, and the trees hanging over would be the first sign to let me know we were getting close to home. When I got older, I recognized other markers, but any time I see trees hanging over a road or a trail, I think back to when I was little, I think about Tennessee, and I think of my dad. 🙂

A few days ago, Jamin and I did a thing that we like to do every now and then. We rode the 10 miles, had supper in the other town, and rode back home. It was so fun. I love being married to my best friend!




Running Again

I’ve said it before, but I am just so thankful for my husband.

I used to be a runner. I ran track and cross country all through junior high and high school. I loved being a distance runner, but I was really injury prone. I had shin splints every season, all season of each sport, from 7th grade until my senior year with the exception of cross country my junior year. I don’t know what happened; that year was a miracle.

Anyway, here I am 25 years old, and I haven’t run in a few years. The reason is because every time I try to run I get shin splints, and I hate it! Needless to say, I’m a bit out of shape, and my endurance sucks. But I have decided, nonetheless, to pick up running because it is such a good workout. Continue reading “Running Again”