Saturday, June 06, 2009

the smell of rain and wood smoke

It's been a cool June so far, and tonight we are getting some much needed rain. I love the sound of rain on our metal roof; even though it is muted by insulation it is definitely heard. Because it is a cool and rainy night, we have a fire going in the wood stove. Yes, it's June. But the fire feels good.

This morning I ran, and ran some more. 4.6 miles altogether, although I admit I may have been walking some on the last half. That is the most distance I have run since I was at least in my twenties, and it felt great. I am so amazed at how far I've come; last summer the first time I ran I struggled to make it a quarter mile and back. Today my goal was to make it to a place I wrote about two years ago. I did, and I walked around a bit although it was hard to see the stream amidst all the undergrowth. Some day I'll walk in there and check out the 20 foot high rock wall on the south side of the stream.

I was hot and sweaty all during my run, but as soon as I got home I got the chills, so the rest of the day was mostly indoors; the garden can wait another day. I hope to run again tomorrow morning, but I will easily bow to weather-related excuses. Actually, I'm hoping it will rain all night. We need it.


Madcap said...

Congratulations on the run, and the rain. Send some our way when you're done with it - I'd love to hear those drops on our roof and windows!

Jayne said...

You amaze me Deb. Run Deb run! :c)

Floridacracker said...

Sounds like great weather to me.
Congrats on your increasing endurance!!
Very respectable!

RuthieJ said...

I thought about starting up the fireplace over the weekend too, but ended up just putting on another sweatshirt.

cindy said...

I am truly impressed with your running, Deb! You certainly have come a long way. Way to go. I am so jealous of your new home! What a pleasant sound with the rain on the roof. The smell of wood smoke makes my legs quiver! I love it. You are sounding so at peace.