Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I have told many people who have asked me what they should do to run a marathon. On of the first things I tell them is "You have to love it. If you don't love running, set some other goal."
I watched the baseball game tonight ... Tigers beat the Yankees 2-1 to take a 3-0 lead in the ALCS (part of me is disappointed because the Yankees were the better team over 163 games, but the Tigers are better right now. A part is happy because the Yankees beat my Orioles, barely.) ... and I thought about this Al Lopez quote:
"Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it."
—Alfonso “Al” Lopez, catcher, manager, and baseball hall of famer.
So I made this Motivational Poster:
So I am getting back into the swing, I hope, of things I love but have been neglecting. I rode my bike Sunday and today I rode it to run a couple of local errands, even to the barber to get all my hairs cut ... first time since April. I went to the YMCA to swim for 30 minutes this morning ... first time since December. I pulled out my hammered Dulcimer and replaced some broken strings so I could start playing again.
Yep, gotta do what you love.