Monday, August 27, 2007
If you have been listening to The Extra Mile Podcast, you will know that my running has really been suffering lately with the 95-100 degree temperatures I've been running in here in Cincinnati. It's hurt my training goals as well an my spirits. And I bet this may be happening to some of you as well (I won't bet a LOT of money though)!
But honestly, after our last episode, I have decided to to completely change my mind and, more importantly, my attitude!
It now seems SO silly to let Mother Nature ruin my running fun! Why the heck do I care if I have to stay in on the treadmill on a day when it's 100 degrees outside? Who cares? Why do I care that I have to walk a little and run only 5 miles when my schedule calls for 7? What the heck? Really!
I REFUSE to lose sight of why I REALLY run.. it's a damn blast and it makes me feel SO good!
You would be amazed if I were to line up every friend I have (you all included) and then ask them each to raise their hands if we met through running. I have no doubt that 90% of them would raise their hands! And as if that were not cool enough, think of it this way...
How many friends would I have without running? Pretty darn lonely!!
So no more! If Mother Nature wants to be like that, so be it! Have your way woman! I do not care anymore! I will still be out there running, ever so slow, maybe walking, but out there! And when she decides to lighten up on me, I'll get back on my training schedule.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
It totally amazes me each day when I think about how the birth of a baby can completely change the way I look at the entire world!
My Pre-Connor life continues to fade quickly in the rear view mirror and I say Good Riddance!
Why would I care that my wife and I can't go on our usual nice vacation this summer? Punta Cana will still be there long after the last of the Pampers are stuffed deep in the Diaper Genie!
Why would I care that we don't go out to eat at nice restaurants these days? Filet Mignon will wait. The spit up on my shirt needs to be addressed right now!
The new car I had my heart set on will still be on the show room floor in a few years. The jogging stroller will be empty before I know it and no new car will ever compete with a trip around the block with the jogging stroller.
In the blink of an eye, (well, actually in the 10 minutes of an emergency C-Section) my life was turned completely on it's head, and I have to tell you.... Looking at life upside down is damn sweet!