Thanks to Laurie from Meditations in Motion, I discovered a link up started by blogger Heather Gerwing. The fourth Saturday of each month (for me a Tuesday), Heather invites other bloggers to share their “Four Somethings”: Something Loved, Something Read, Something Treasured, and Something Ahead. Sharing these four somethings is a great way to recap your month and highlight what stood out to you. If you are a blogger, you may post your Four Somethings too!
I just realized that the last time I posted on this topic was August. I have “pandemic brain.”
1. Something Loved.
Climbing Fire Towers.
Thanks to this pandemic, I have discovered a love of visiting the nature preserves. Then I started doing some hikes – ones with scenic views and even climbing to the top of a mountain.
But Fire Towers are my favorite. I never knew they existed. I never realized how many there are.
What I love about them is climbing to the top!!! It’s scary but thrilling at the same time.
2. Something Read.
I picked this up in Target on a whim.
It takes place during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Fortunately it was not only about the flu and so not as depressing as I feared.
I won’t give too much of the plot away but it involves a 13-year-old German immigrant girl named Pia who after recovering from the flu, starts a frantic search for her twin baby brothers and a grief-stricken mother named Bernice who decides that it is her mission to rid the city of immigrant children.
It is a story of love, strength, courage, guilt, and grief.
I was amazed to read about how things have – and have not – changed since the last time there was a global pandemic.
Have you read this or Wiseman’s other novels?
3. Something Treasured.
Time away with my friends.
I hadn’t traveled since last February. I desperately needed to get away from my computer and my home office.
Luckily my running friends agreed that it was safe for us to spend 4 days in NH in a rented AirBnB. We ran our virtual race there, watched the sunrise each morning along the ocean, ate in outdoor restaurants, hiked and just enjoyed a “new normal” vacation.
Do you have activity that you treasured before or during this pandemic?
4. Something Ahead.
My next scheduled race-cation is in February in Florida.
That is is a big race. I am toying with deferring and changing to a smaller Florida half marathon in Melbourne.
I ran this one in 2019 (in the pouring rain.) My sister-in-law lives there.
Then again, it may not be safe to go to Florida at all. We’ll see……
I’m also linking up here:
Happy Running! What are your somethings? Share at least ONE.