I can’t believe it but Hood to Coast is this weekend ya’ll!!!! What?!?! Admittedly, I’m freaking out a little. For one, it’s the weekend before school starts. Am I insane? Second, it’s my first relay/team event. I get a little nervous under pressure. It’s not my favorite place to be. It’s one thing when the pressure is just on me..for a personal goal. It’s a totally different ball game when a whole team is relying on my ability. Oh, add that to running in the middle of nowhere in a state I’ve never been too on terrain that will be totally new to my Texas legs and the anxiety goes way up. But, never fear. I have a road id. I’ll be identified if I accidentally run off a cliff at 3 in the morning. Who does this?!?!
My point is that while we are physically able, we’re going to go be free to do the things we love. Yes, we have 3 kids. Yes, it costs money. Yes, we sacrifice to do it. Yes…..it’s worth it. It’s necessary for our general health and well being….and our mental sanity. We have found something we both love to do which I know is a huge blessing in and of itself. So, we’re doing our best, even if it seems crazy, to go live life together and also with our kids.
It’s no secret I want to at times escape suburbia(even though we live in the BEST suburb in all of America…really). I want to go live amongst the mountains and the hills and the ridiculously tall trees. I want to be surrounded every day by God’s creation(not that I can’t do that here..but you get what I’m saying right?).
I know God has put us where we are for a purpose. So, I don’t want to live in my heart and mind somewhere else that He hasn’t taken us to. I need to live here. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t go out and explore the world and have some adventure. It’s just Oregon you say? To me, it’s an adventure. It’s time away with my husband, which makes my kids better. It’s time where my kids can see their parents living life, chasing dreams, and not being afraid to do something out of the box. And did I say it’s FUN? We were wee babes when we got married so we missed some of our young years working while going to school and paying bills. This allows us some fun time. Is this making sense? I ramble sometimes.