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
Monday, December 11, 2006
eamil from Bob offering help with setting up my blog page. Hmm, most of you have gone to his
blog by now, and it's fun. And he already had helped Lisa S.B. with that as well, and it looks
wonderful. What do I have to loose?
All of Sunday night was spent on trading emails and going crazy. OK, I was going crazy because I couldn't simply wait, and kept nagging at what's wrong, and Bob was going crazy at my impatience and the fact that when two of us logged on at the same time, it makes the matters worse and takes longer. It was quite a mess - I change, he changes, we email each other, I apologize...eventually, I logged off and let the man do the work he knows (unlike me). But once it was set - this beta-blogger is quite an adventure! I can't keep my hands off it:) Thank you, Bob, for introducing me to the world of computer geeks and for setting up my page so adorable! OK, I think it's adorable.
My run on Sunday was painful like hell. And to think it was a mere 15 miles! I went to Forest Park for a Maple loop. It was a bit windy and a bit rainy, but nothing too bad. First 4 miles went in misery and desire to turn around. Then I kind of fell in a groove and moved more swiftly. There weren't many people on soaked trails, and I liked been lonely. I actually do like to run alone, like it a lot...weird, huh? Me and my i-Pod...Anyway, I had a couple of urges to turn around before the loops started, but promised to myself to keep going. And it paid off - there was a stretch of about 6 miles when I felt wonderful...all submerged into my own being. The last 2 miles were a struggle again, even though those are the easiest in a whole loop. I was just tired and tight in the back of my legs.
But I made it. I fulfilled one goal - ran every step - and didn't reach the other - I was 5 min over time I hoped for. But that's OK, I've got a serious work ahead of me...
So for 2006 so far I am at 2954 miles. May be I can take another break... On another hand - I better not. It is hard enough to get back, no matter how great the break was! Man, if I knew I'd be struggling...what makes me more committed to work hard to get where I was. Hopefully, I can still manage it. But if not - I'll be running nevertheless. It is one thing I can promise you:)
p.s. hey, why is the first paragraph all screwed up?