Monday, October 18, 2010

Running, Running As Fast As I Can...

I've been running more lately.
Why Outside, you ask?
Because treadmills are a fate worse than lactose intolerance.

I like it.
It helps me clear my mind, think through my day and remember important things.

For example, while we were in St. George I made sure to do my runs like a good girl.
While running around the neighborhood my thoughts turned to my Grandma Nedra and Grandpa Art.

Something about the area smelled like them.
I'm not talking about prunes and ointment.
I'm talking about freshly cut grass, patches of sand and small little ponds.
In other words, I'm talking about a Golf Course.

My grandparents loved Golf and they were GREAT at it!

It was interesting how a smell can generate all sorts of memories and feelings.
I really miss my grandma.
(And my grandpa but that's a whole 'nother can of worms)
My Grandma Nedra was a beautiful woman.
She passed away a few months before I turned 12.

My mom still visits her grave twice a year.
I'm grateful that I still have memories of her.
I can't wait to see her again.
Families are Forever.

And that's one of the reasons why I like running.


Robnz Fam said...

That is so awesome Katey. I'm with you on that one. I love running for some of those same reasons. It's so addicting. You'll be soon running your first marathon ;0). Kylee is adorable, and growing so fast. I love the pics from Disney Land. That is mine and Seth's dream place. We have been there once together, but boy oh boy will it be great to take our kids there together! Miss you!

Janette said...

I miss Grandma, too. She LOVED you kids and I always feel sad that she didn't get to know her G-grandchildren. She would have gone crazy over all of them.

Jamie K said...

I miss Grandma (and Grandpa) too. And those are the exact smells that we would always find around Grandma and Grandpa. I still have no idea how to play golf, but I'll always love it