Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I started my lifestyle changes yesterday except for a small Goodberry's treat when we decided to go to celebrate Denise and start of her new career path. On a side note I am really going to miss her a lot. She was such a ray of sunshine everyday at church! I love you Denise!
Ok so back to the lifestyle change. I had a great day yesterday as far as eating as well as today. I played basketball for two hours last night and went for a run / walk around Shelly Lake this afternoon. When I decided to go for the run the storm clouds were building up and I thought that it was going to rain on me. I went anyway because I knew I needed to exercise.
I was able to run and walk the 2 mile trail stopping periodically to do squats and lunges. It was touch because I haven't exercised in awhile but it felt good. I used music to push myself around the lake. At one point some music came on that really pumped me up and I started running. As I came around the corner that is when I saw her standing there (I'm sure that last part is a song lyric). Anyway, I had my phone in my hand so I pushed the camera button and waited for it come up. I took a picture of the deer that was standing in front of me. It was pretty far away so I walked a little closer and snapped another one and then closer and snapped another one. I got as close as this last picture before she started to run back into the woods.
That's when I noticed them, two little baby deer further back in the trees eating grass and protected by their mother. I backed up to give them room and not scare them. I watched for a few minutes that these glorious creatures that God had created. Before I left I lifted my hand to my chin and gave the sign language sign for Thank you (Elizabeth Owens taught me that). When I did it the deer sort of cocked her head to the side like she understood me. It was amazing.
I finished my run but have been thinking about that deer all night. It was amazing to witness God's glory through one of him animals. A deer just eating and watching her young but so inspiring to be up close and personal with. I don't know if it really meant anything but I do know that it just made me feel good.
Oh deer is probably something I will say from now on when these workouts and things get hard. I will remember that deer that God put in front of me to inspire me.