|No, that's not me today ... when I ran this morning, it was totally dark outside. Sigh.|
- heart attack survivor
- plodding along this morning
- in the fluffy snow
- at 12 degrees F
- huffing and puffing to maintain 8:30 per mile pace
- keeping heart rate under 130 bpm
- BUT ... wearing probably the nicest high-performance, all-weather gear I've ever owned
- and still loving the simple act of motion
George Sheehan: "Like most runners, I always want to do better. I am constantly after myself for eating too much and training too little. I know if I weighed a few pounds less and trained a few hours more, my times would improve. But I find the rewards not quite worth the effort...I am forced, therefore to do the best with what I've got."
- reading through running logs from almost 30 years ago
- yearning, striving, working hard, concentrating
- complaining - even though now I look back and see that it all came so much easier then
- limits? what limits?
- possibilities and long time lines
- how could I have been so damn excited about a new pair of shoes ... so many times?
- gear? what gear? I just need some socks and shorts and an old t-shirt
George Sheehan: "Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from places a shower will never reach."
The Space Between:
- an honest self-deprecating sense of humor
- embracing what is possible, not what once seemed possible
- in the moment
- happy is as happy as you can be, and that's just right
- doesn't hurt to have nice gear!
George Sheehan: "Success rests in having the courage and endurance, and above all, the will to become the person you are"