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Golden Ticket

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Conjurs up visons of Charlie in the movie Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He received a ticket that offered him a chance to enter into a wonderful world where he would be tested to see what he was made of, what his character was, the stuff he had within him.

I have been given a golden ticket of sorts. Friday night, the Harriers gave me a club spot to run the London Marathon 2007!! Having failed at the ballot I have become one of the 5 club runners given this opportunity to see what I am made of.

This is my challenge to see what I am made of, what makes me tick, how disciplined am I to prepare for this. I am accepting this ticket. I am going to run to the best of my ability. Not my ability today, but my ability on April 22, 2007. I am grabbing this with both hands, and running it with my heart and feet. I will train, I will prepare. I will be ready.


The Butterfly of Freedom

Monday, December 04, 2006

"Why do you fly outside the box?"
"I fly outside the box because I can."
"But we know the box. We are SAFE inside the box"
"That, my friend, is why I leave it. For YOU may be SAFE.....
......but I AM FREE!"

I really love that. Came off a card from a dear running friend who said she thought of me being able to run...because I can.
There is great freedom in running. There is great satisfaction in being able to fly outside of the box.
I can remember years ago of living a "safe" life, of sitting on the sidelines, of being within the box and never venturing out.

My life is not like that now. I fly, I dare, I dream but not just dream, but achieve. Oh there is much for me to still do, and learn how to do, but for now I am doing things because I CAN. and I will get to those things. I will continue to FLY!



Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A term I recognize when running. If I go out too fast in a race or run I don't have the energy to keep up that pace and find that I loose ground. I tire, my energy level drops and I fall off my "pace".
It can happen in my day to day things as well. I get hung up on doing and doing and not realizing that I am not pacing. I use up my energy and next thing I know I'm in a panic. I'm frustrated, anxious, not realxed. Today was such a day. Way over whelmed. It was good to take a step back, to admit my condition, and then to regroup my thoughts. I tackled one goal and got it accomplished. I was also able to get a few other things done. I didn't reach for the extra food that I often do.
I did pass on my evening run with the running group. I just didn't have it in me to go. I could site the weather, but to be honest I just didn't want to do the running.
My goals will be a more energetic person in the morning.
Remember to take the breaths I need, plan, relax, and chill. It all doesn't have to be done today, or all at once. Little chunks of time will get me to my goal.
Here I am at the end of my day and much more relaxed than a few hours ago. That is good.



Wednesday, October 11, 2006

There were times that I had many responsiblities for other people. Leading seemed to be what I did. I taught women how to sew, teenagers in sunday school, younger kids in suday school, nail technicians how to use products. All that has changed. Maybe right now it is my turn to learn and step on the sidelines and see how others do things. It is a great responsibility to teach and lead, but is that where God wants me right now. There is much to learn as well and I pray to be the student God wants me to be. Thank you Lord for being my teacher.


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