I am a girl who loves mountains, changing seasons, running, true backpacking, strong coffee, and knitting with high quality yarn.
When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Anyway, I need help. I have no idea how to add links to my blog site, like other blogs (I have to visit Rob's to find a link every day), websites I like, not to mention pictures and schedules. Any easy way to give me a clue?
I had a great spin class today. I really like Thursday teacher, she is a kick and sweet and gives fantastic hard workouts with perfect music connection though not pushing you out right (just gently inspiring). My shin is still talking back at me, but I have nothing serious coming so it's the best time to take care of injuries and nagging pains. Saturday I'll be sweeping a course of a Capitol Peak Fat Ass 50k but since it's a two-loop course, I only make it for 17 miles (total is 34...so much for a 50k). I plan to drag my kids there for some help at the aid stations.
I was sitting at the gym tonight, waiting for husband to finish up, and looking around. Not like it's hit me like a lite bulb, but I, yet again, realized how much I love been around fitness oriented people. I don't really care if they are swimming, biking, running, doing martial arts, or lifting weights, or skating and skiing - there is so much about it, so much high, so many dreams, so much potential, energy, drive for the best, shutting down the inner whiner and finding an inner athlete (thanks, Ironayla!). I can't wait for Olympic games begin so I could watch it. I can't wait to go to the next race so I can see those faces. People are just amazing creatures, some of them anyway. Simply breathing, eating and excreting is not enough for them. They inflict pain to themselves to find out what they are made of...or may be to find that weird joy majority doesn't understand. I always liked physical aspects of any job or hobby. There is something about getting returns reflecting what you put in to this. And it doesn't mean we all should be an Olympic champions if we think we train hard - but it surely pays off to train hard as improvement follows it, sometimes slower, then faster, but definitely does.
And for that - I'll have that Russian drink tonight.