1st day of Spring

Today I did something I haven’t done in years: I went for a run at daybreak.

A quick 2 mile run through my neighborhood.

And it was amazing!!!  Looking forward to adding this to my routine.



  • Honey in tea is AMAZING!!!  I am hooked!  I’m looking forward to buying local at the farmer’s markets this summer.
  • A surfing forecast website from the UK that has all the Cape Fear breaks on it too.  Check it out.
  • The break I surf actually has a name: Pelican Watch
  • I haven’t discovered quite how my body will react, but I am going to run a half marathon – quite possibly in May.  I’m going to try a baseline this week and see what happens.
  • Watched the sun rise for the first time even in Carolina Beach (CB).


God is good

Today I ran a race for a little girl who died of liver failure at the age of 2.  Her family puts on this amazing 5k race to honor her memory and raise money for research.  They show a slide show every year and it’s really hard not to cry, it’s so sweet – especially before a race!

I had a conversation with God about some stuff on my mind last year and during the race I found a penny.  (I actually stopped and went back a few paces to pick it up.)  In God We Trust.  I know, I have to trust Him.

This year I thought about the conversation last year – still in the same place I was a year ago – and kept my eyes on the ground to be looking for that penny — a simple reminder that He has everything planned out and it will be done in His time for His glory.  I didn’t find a penny.  I must admit I was a little disappointed.

As I was walking back into the sanctuary, (the race was taking place at a local church), I looked down to find a shimmery nickel from 1999.  It made me smile!  How often do we look for pennies in life and God gives us a nickel, 5 fold, even though we don’t deserve it?  In God We Trust — a promise that I have to let Him do all, it’s not up to me.  It was a pretty awesome moment.

I ran it last year for the 1st time and placed 1st in my age group!  This year I placed 2nd.  Not too shabby!  I just hope I don’t all of a sudden fall out at work into a nap.