Saturday, August 29, 2009
Never too hot to have a wonderful day
98 degrees turn to 108.
Run turned to walk.
Black-eyed Peas turned to Jose Gonzalez.
Space-time expectations readjusted.
Goal to have a wonderful day met.
I slowed my run. Waved at my neighbors. Checked out some flowers. Slowed down my world.
I've been running for more than 25 years. A mantra that my very first running partner, Rene, shared was 'Nevermind the speed, just do the distance.'
A few years ago, I learned the lesson that there is no shame in walking. Sounds a little obvious, but that is a big deal to many runners.
Today, I felt so good turning my run into a nice long walk without any disappointment. It was OK to readjust my little goal and keep a bigger goal on track.
Nevermind the speed. Just do the distance.