Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's been a year...

It's been a year.  One might think I am like a majority of the population and gave up on running and exercise in exchange for sitting on the couch and watching t.v.  Happily, that is not the case.  I guess I got a bit scared of "the blog."

I thought about writing every few months over the past year, but got a bit nervous and said, "Another day."

Here I am, on another day.  My run this morning proved that speed can come back in just a few runs, but stamina on the other hand takes a bit more time.  Its ok; I'm ready for the work.

I have 2 races looming in the near future.  I won my age group last year in the 10k I'm running in 2 weeks.  But last year I was running more frequently.  Last year I was in better shape.  Last year I was ready to win that race no matter what it took.  This year I expect myself to win regardless.

What is it about a competitive nature that never lets you just have fun?  Never lets you run a race to enjoy the other runners and the scenery?  Never lets you give yourself a break?  I'm competitive.  I better win my age group again.

My life feels great, my body feels good, and though a year has passed, I am better for it.  I have taken on a lifestyle that is better to myself, better to others, and better to the world.  Use less, reuse more.  Shop less, give more.  Eat less, enjoy more.  Our world isn't disposable.  At some point in time there is going to come a day when we as a nation are looking at our losses and wondering how we got there.  

It starts now.  No act is too small.  No human is too insignificant to make a difference.  Small changes turn into big changes.  Big changes change the world.

Here's to another year and more posts.  I feel like I have a lot to say.  A lot to share.  A lot to give.