My mom signed us up for the 24th Annual Davis Turkey Trot and I'm very pleased to say that I managed to survive my first 5K race in over a year. I'm definitely not the kind of girl that makes time for the gym (although sometimes I wish I had that kind of will power!) and I haven't run in months so initially I was a little apprehensive about running the race. At the end of the day though, I'm so very glad that I did after all. I finished the run with a time of 32:18.57, not the greatest of times, of course, but a nice surprise nonetheless for me. There's something so therapeutic about distance running that I wish I could describe. It was really wonderful to just run and not think about anything at all, just taking in the scenery, breathing deeply and enjoying the music looping through my headphones. It was a nice break from the rest of the world and some of the worries that have been swimming around my head. Maybe I should start going for jogs more often!
I'm still feeling a little out of sorts but I know that everything will turn out just as it is meant to... it'll just take a little faith and trust on my part. I'm home for the weekend, trying to finish up a project for Monday, study for an exam and figure out the last of the work I need to accomplish before the Thanksgiving holiday. God willing I can at least get a few things more things out of the way tonight and tomorrow. Prayers and positive thoughts are very welcome in this stressful time.