Today has been a rough day.
I bailed on the 10k and dropped down to the 5k. It was a small race, only about 30 or so running the 10k and I was in dead last. The pacer in the car was on my tail and it was making me anxious. The fact that I’m slow usually doesn’t bother me, but when it starts affecting other people, it does. This is the main reason I don’t like to run with others.
I really need to focus on this quote from a book I read recently, Run! by Dean Karnazes: “As in life, you must be able to adapt your mind when your run is not going as planned… It’s at moments like these that you need to dig deep, stay focused and remind yourself to concentrate on the small goals, not letting the enormity of the miles still ahead consume your mind with negative thoughts. Just focus on what your can control right now, and that was the simple task of putting one foot in front of the other.” Mental toughness is always going to be a battle for me. More on that later.
I was not so happy after the race, so I decided to go swim for a bit. Just to clear my head. I ended up swimming for about 30 minutes. When I got home, I heard the devastating news from Afghanistan. And I was force fed a big dose of perspective. As I sit here and read article after article about the massive hit our military took last night, I have no words. All I can ask is that you pray for our country.
Anyway. Enough of that sadness.
If you haven’t seen the Google homepage yet, go take a look. Today would have been Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday and they changed the logo to play a bunch of “I Love Lucy” clips. That TV show holds a special place in my heart, as I sort of grew up on it. My sister and I would beg to sleep downstairs in the living room, where the TV was, so we could watch late night re-runs of I Love Lucy. I’ve watched a couple episodes today, and I laughed just as much as I did ten years ago. I really do love Lucy.
I’m super excited for breakfast tomorrow, and as luck would have it, I’m going to share it with all of you!