I think about a lot of things while running. Mostly it's about how running mirrors life. The training, preparing, anticipating a race; Winning and expriencing disappointments on any given race day; Celebrating a personal victory and bouncing back from a loss when things just didn't work out the way I planned. All this and more during my early morning running:
- Stop worrying about the future. Unless you can travel faster than time, you can't tell what's next. Worrying won't get you ahead.
- The past is the past. Stop hanging on to your mistakes. Unless fatal, mistakes are lessons. Take advantage of the learning opportunities.
- It's not over until the fat lady sings. And you can't ever hear her warming up. Get on with it.
- When S happens, move aside...fast. How many times have you stood and wallowed in the mess before taking action? Wallowing in the S stinks! No one wants to play with a stinky person.
- You get to play again tomorrow. Unless the fat lady is on her last stanza...but then, you can't hear that coming.
- It's better to be optimistic. The roller-coaster of life means you'll experience highs and lows along with the twists and turns. Doing so with a smile is better.
- Listen to all advice. That doesn't mean you need to take all of it. Duh! You have a mind!
- Running doesn't solve everything. Well actually it does. Can you think of a problem that doesn't get smaller while you're running?
- Talking about running drives non-running friends and family crazy! Go ahead, at the next dinner party, start talking about running.
- Should you have non-running friends anyway? Just a thought...
- Running is living! Enough said!
- There really is an inner voice in your head. Two actually: The scaredy-cat and the risk-taker. "Pssst...It's your risk-taker here...I've having more fun".
- 'Give er'. 100%. All the time. Otherwise what's the point?
Gotta go now...have some grapes to squeeze.
Until next time...