“The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

Posts tagged “life

Finding Joy in Running

The inspiration for my blog this morning came from a text that I got from my girlfriend that says, “How does one find any joys in running?!” Thinking about why I find joy in running I realized that the reason I love to run is because I find joy in seeing how far I have come since I first started running. Even if I look back to the more return to running. I can see how much I have improved and it makes me happy. Generally I find joy in running because typically my very first challenge of the day is waking up and going for a run. If I am able to get my butt out of bed and run, then I know that I will be able to face whatever challenges come my way throughout the day because I have all ready conquered one. I do have one confession to make. I am excited that my girlfriend has decided to give running another chance. I have always hoped that we could be running partners someday. =) Well this is all I have for this week. Guess it will be a short and sweet post. Have a great week all.

 


Feeling Awesome

I have officially been off of soda, more specifically Coke and Dr. Pepper for two weeks. Now that the headaches and un-rational thoughts about how I can get my hands on one at 2am have subsided, I can say that I feel AWESOME! I went for a run thing morning and I felt strong and actually enjoyed the myself. I can’t say that I am going to swear off Coke or Dr. Pepper forever. I don’t know if that is an achievable goal. But I am going to stick to it and see how long I can last. Now that I have done two weeks I am shooting for a month.

I am leaving for Moab tomorrow afternoon for my relay race. This week I feel much stronger and am more excited than for the race. I am still not in the shape I would like to be for it, but I feel like I can compete. I am going to try to twitter the crap out of the race. So follow my tweets http://twitter.com/beaushakespear. Have a great week.

“If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” (this seems appropriate for me for the last couple of weeks)


Week Two- Life Happens… and It’s OK


Monday Dec 12: Easy Run- Today felt like I had never run a step in my entire life. I felt so sluggish and unmotivated. NOT A GOOD RUN! I ran 4 miles today. What did you do?

Wednesday Dec 14: NO RUN

Saturday Dec 17: NO RUN

I am disappointed to say that I only ran one day this week. This week was a busy week full of… “life”. I had birthday dinner with friends, work Christmas Parties, and was sick. Sometimes life happens and when it does you just have to do your best and not beat yourself up when you fall short. IT”S OK!! All you can do is try harder. This week I came to the  realization that running or whatever the hobby may be cannot get in the way of “life”. Hobbies cannot take the place of the people, jobs, or religion. A balance must be maintained. This is what I learned this week. What about you?