Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I want everything to go smoothly, where my body always feels great, where I improve on a daily basis and where, maybe, just maybe on some race day in the hopefully not too too too distant future, I can pull out 9:00 min miles for 26.2 miles. Without breaking a sweat. :o)
I wonder if my day will ever come as it seems to for all the athletes I see in the movies...and yes even those that I look up to in real life...that I can touch, feel and talk to.
There is adversity and there always will be.
In racing and in life.
Adversity is a part of life. The big challenge in life and in sport is not whether you'll get through the adversity but, rather, how you deal with the adversity when it begins to get to you, what you learn from that experience and who you become because of it.
I try really hard to keep it all in check, and I think I do a really great job of it. At least when I don’t think I can, I go to someone I think I can trust to listen. And then you realize that all the times you do such wonderful things for others in their time of adversity, it likely won’t be reciprocated. This breaks my heart. But then as I said, I have come to be the person that will indeed judge you for the person you show yourself to be in tough times as well as in good. Whether it’s you or me.
Adversity is not a means of dragging a person down, but an opportunity to build a person up. At least thats the way I see it.
I think that if everything were perfect, then it wouldn’t be. I don’t know if that makes sense to you, but it does to me.
It proves that I am indeed human (and that everyone is) and not a celluloid figment of our imaginations. Although I sometimes wonder what exactly makes some people tick, as it doesn’t appear to be a heart.
Posted by Junie B at 3:40 PM