March 23...Self-isolated and home-bound, today I took a long, slow therapeutic drive up Spearfish Canyon. I thought about the many years, the countless miles, the cherished comfort of this scenic wonder in my life. A hint of spring is beginning, the ravages of winter still muted by banks of dirty snow and fallen trees. And I considered how many thousands of years this place of peace and power has been altered by time and nature. Huge boulders nudged from cliffs and tumbled into the ubiquitous creek, giant trees felled by winds and rain and time… all changing the silhouette, yet emerging a new and beautiful healing retreat.
The snow will melt, the grass will grow, leaves will flourish hiding scars until saplings rise to claim their place in the tableau. And we will adjust to our new normal. Stronger, more grateful… knowing that we, too, are all a process and so remember to be patient with ourselves and with each other. Evolving is always painful... movement is always medicine.
And so, I am keeping in close contact with the marathon community to see what our time line should be. For now, The Leading Lady is still on for August 23, 2020.
Stay safe, run solo, think positive and pray thankfully. Perfect Vision… a new imperative!
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