My revelations began on Facebook of all places. Someone posted a picture that totally got me thinking about success.
|Okay, so it wasn't this picture, but I did see this one too. I don't care what your political flavors are, this is just funny. Success= figuring out before you go to print that this headline is bad!|
My next revelation was at the zoo. Since I was a science teacher, going to the zoo isn't just fun it is educational. And yes my kids will probably be total dorks because of it. While viewing the cheetahs, my 4 year started asking questions about how fast cheetahs can go and how far they can run. I explained that cheetahs are really fast but they can't maintain that speed for a long distance. A horse or a dog are much better at running for long distances. He asked why (he's 4 so of course he asked why) and I tried my best to explain that some animals were made for speed and some animals were made for distance. It seems to be an either/or type of thing. A cheetah can't mate with a horse and get some new animal that can run super fast for a super long time. Although if it could I am sure it would look something like this:
My last revelation came when a friend asked me what race I was going to do next. I have really been pushing the idea of a marathon on myself. Why? Because I read blogs and it seems like everyone has run/is running a marathon. I guess it was just the next step and to be a "real runner" I needed to do one. But when I really start to think about what it is I really want to do, the answer is not a marathon. I am not saying that I won't ever do one, but I am saying that this spring I won't do one (and I reserve the right to change my mind). I have a great opportunity to have a tri coach and I would love to focus on triathlons (sprint and Olympic) next year. I totally made peace with postponing a marathon.
Yesterday was a great day and today I can say I am more at peace with running than I have been in a long time.