When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The heart of the difference is not ability or even talent, but desire
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Monday, July 17, 2006
Sunday after the run I caught up with my friend David and we had spent 20 min talking and arranging a 30 miler this coming Saturday and re-assuring each other that when we "fall flat on a face, we have to get up, dust off and move to the next goal". He is always excited when we talk plans and affirmations:)
Gail called me and scolded for not taking her for runs. I had a few excuses, but basically it was good for me to run longish alone - I had used the time to figure out why I do what I do, which direction I want to continue and how to proceed. When I came home, I charted out all those schedules I made in my head - and it looks pretty solid to me despite some gaps. I should be able to pull it off. After all, this is what's interesting about ultrarunning, right?
Those Russian parties were a lot of fun too. I didn't drink, yet had great conversations and played games. Our friends were so thoughtful, they even remembered what to make for my picky "I am not supposed to eat that many calories" self. So I didn't over-indulge:)
Alex's room is painted and we LOVE the color! We threw all of his furniture (but a desk) and will need to get different stuff - we'd like it to fit the "new person" he is now for when eventually he'd be coming home. Coming weekend is our bedroom painting project in line. At least we won't have to buy anything there! Stephen got excited and wants to change his room too. Little by little, it's probably time, and it's fun and keeps us together.
Methodical running CAN be exciting too. This is what I came up with:) Enjoy your week.