Today I came across one of the best descriptions about running I have seen. It captures well why people, young and old, can't stop running once they start. Most interesting, I came across this in a tag hanging from a new pair or running shorts I got.
Whether you are 16 or 67,
The desire to hit the road
Is not easily explained to those who do not run.
We understand the pull of the road.
The joy of losing yourself in the solitude
Of a good long distance run,
Or the sisterhood you experience
When you find that great running partner.
Running is more than a feat of athletcism,
It is therapeutic. There is an unexpected
Exhiliritation that we experience
Having challenged our personal limitations....
Finally proving to ourselves
That we can indeed make it to the finish line!
Whether you are here to win,
Or here to experience a little more of who you are....
We salute you
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Talking to a friend the other day we came to the conclusion that regardless of what good fortunes we are blessed with and despite of what we achive it is only human nature that we will seek for more. We have the need to take the next step, reach for the next goal and move ahead. And while this next step will prove short of providing sustainable happiness we agreed to settle for balance instead; a true blend of work, play and good relationships. Though his balance will be different than my balance (the blend is different for everyone) it is much better to focus on figuring out what this balance means for you rather than vs. chasing the next best thing.