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It's up to me

Friday, February 16, 2007

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

How very true that happens is up to me. No, not blame someone else for what happens whether its good or bad. I am the one that makes my own destiny and to remember that.

I am in control. I am an adult so therefore if it is to be, it's up to me!


Running a good race

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Since everyone enters the race at a different spot and in a different condition, the playing field is vast. One cannot compare their race to others. But this is so difficult in our competitive, cutthroat society. This is why it is important to design and stick to your own race, with your own goals and expectations. Then true success and accomplishment, can occur.

What a great thing to remember that I am not to compare my race with anyone elses. Boy do I forget that!! I want to be where someone else is, and run their race. Can't be that way. Do my own thing and I will see my success!

Society really is cutthroat but that is not my problem. It's me and getting on with the job that is important. When I am on the road racing, I don't worry about others. This is a great attitude to have with my health. It's MY race, It's MY life. I want the best for me. So I'm running my race, doing my best and seeing results!


Patience and Diamonds

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Never admit defeat as long as time and effort remain. Our greatest asset is patience; our greatest weakness is throwing in the towel. Banish discouragement and feelings of impossibility by working hard, doing more, and not giving in! A diamond was only made beautiful after hundreds of years as a lump of coal.

What an awesome thought. I like the quote by Margaret Thatcher about I may have to fight the same battel more than once! How true has that been??!! WOW.

I think it goes to the quote I have of never ever giving up. My mind wants to tell my body to just sit on the sidelines, forget all the hard work. what's the use...blah blah blah! But if I did quit, If I did just let it all go, where in the diamond making process would I be. I could be in the last minutes of time when the lump of coal transforms into the diamond! That is just too cool to miss!!!


Running with snowflakes

Thursday, February 08, 2007

What a morning run it was today. It was about 30F with a wind factor of around 21F. That wind went right though me! The first mile I was just trying to stay warm and keep the wind from freezing my face off. It is a mile uphill and a bit beyond to get to the spot I turn around and head back on the rest of my route.
Today was special. It was snow flurrying. I was like a snow woman with running gear on. I started to warm a bit when the wind was at my back and I could then catch my breath and take in the scenery.
It wasn't until I was into my third mile that I really noticed the snow flakes. They were streaming behind me and just flitted about. Then as I changed direction, they came from the cross wind. I was out there and not thinking about how I was feeling, just taking in the moment.

It was then I had that saying come back to my mind, that I am not a lady, I'm an athlete. SO to be an athlete, that means to have the mindset of one 24/7 if I am truly serious. I am taking this on board and seeing where it leads me. I am looking at how I need to be more concious at what I do, how I eat, and etc.

Call it an ephiphany or awakening or the light bulb going off, but something happened today out there amoungst the snowflakes! See what running can do! That's why I love it so much!!


what brings joy

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

- Goethe

Nice thought about what makes me inwardly happy.
My husband, my cat, my running, my children, hearing from friends far away, working on crafts, traveling.

Those are just the first things that come to mind. Do I lack the boldness to go beyond what is me? Do I get stuck in a rut? Does my mind not dream far enough? There is magic in what I dream and I know never to give up on them. I don't want them to just be dreams, I want them to be reality and goals. Therefore I pluck them from my mind and put to action the steps and procedures I need to obtain them.

And that is where the joy comes in.....having the dreams turn to goals, and the goals turn to achievements!


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