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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Learning to Fall

It seems that we as humans tend to map out for ourselves what we want our lives to look like.

Goals, relationships, dreams,  plans, (Races)....
we hold ideals for these things in our mind.

The thing is....
there often comes moments in this world of reality,
that can change well intended  plans in an instant.

It can storm through like a tornado and leave us wondering... just what DID happen.
The supposedly well-planned ideals lie in a heap around us, almost mocking us as we wonder.

I am currently realizing that there are a few options when this occurs.

I can crumble in a heap along side of all the fallen plans I had made.
And sit there indefinitely.
Realize that the best laid plans can and often do change course.
And I ultimately have to choose to get back up and try it over.

Maybe the second time around it will work.
Or not.

Whatever the case may be,

One must not only learn to fall...
but also learn to get up again.

And Learning I am.

(For my "Learning to Fall story"...click here:  The Best Laid Plans)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

a gift

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
~Albert Einstein

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hypothermic Half ~

Yesterday I ran the Hypothermic Half marathon.
The name sounds worse than the run.
It was a beautiful, snowy day...perfect temperature for running (-5C) and no wind.
(Remember last year's first 13.1mile run? My First Half)
Well this one wasn't so analyzed or lamented over.
I just showed up and ran... for the most part.

My 4 kiddos drove in and waited for me at the Finish Line:

And I got a real pretty medal:
(As did everyone who crossed the finish line;)

Goal time wasn't met...but I'm letting myself off due to the snow covered trail route...where it seems everyone had trouble getting their footing.

And remember when I said I thought people were insane to run 42km?
Well my first 42k is scheduled for May. 
Second one is August.

Kind of funny how time changes your mind on a matter isn't it?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Made me Wonder...

Looking out my bedroom window from the upstairs...

I saw 2 of these "hi" messages foot printed 
into the new snow.

Made me wonder....

if my 10 year old was to get a cellphone,
 would he still send me messages like this?