Saturday, November 26, 2005

Deliverance

Picture this: Speeding pick-up trucks. Two-lane highway. Temp.: 30 degrees. Headwinds: No matter which way I turned. Dueling banjos. (Practically. I could practically hear them.)

Well, here's a close approximation of what running two itty bitty little miles on Route 219 in West Virginia could look like (cuz this is actually the scenic view of 219):


And here is the sad, sorry result of trying to run two miles on it on Thanksgiving Day:
Mile 1: 11:09
Mile 2: run: 7:18
walk: 1:34
run: 2:30

And I absolutely refuse to whine about it. All I will say is: I just ran out of breath and out of steam. I seem to run out of steam a lot. It's infuriating.

Tomorrow is 4 miles, and I am throwing out the watch (well, not literally). Because, you know what? JEANNE, PAY ATTENTION, BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT:
"Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow."
- Aristotle

and while you are at it, READ THIS ONE, TOO, GIRLFRIEND:
"If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul."
- Rabbi Harold Kushner

2 comments:

Susan said...

I like both those quotes - I may need to borrow those sometime!

David said...

You're only competing against yourself so make it a point to know what your "competition" is best at and then beat it.