Running! If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be. In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.
~ Joyce Carol Oates
One of my goals in life is to run a 5k. Actually, I’d like to strive for a marathon, but it seems best to start small in matters that involve exercising the body and overcoming the “I can’t” in the brain.
My short-short-term goal is to run the length of the driveway. It turns out the length of the driveway is not a kilometer as I was told. Since I’m more comfortable with miles, let’s switch over to those for a minute. The length of the driveway (one way) is one-fourth of a mile. I figure that’s a good start.
Yesterday I wiggled my toes into my Vibrams for the first time this season and set out on a walk/run. My mileage was a grand total of 2 miles. I could have kept going, but experience has taught me that it’s best not to overdo it while my legs are adjusting to the Vibrams. I’ve been stomping around in my hiking boots the past few weeks so it was something of a relief to wear my Vibrams again. (That said, my legs ARE sore today.)
If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.
~ Priscilla Welch
Today I managed 2.5 miles, and ran half the length of the driveway during one of my running intervals.
It’s time for another poll regarding the Owl in the Garden. I stopped by to see him today.
He looks surprised, doesn’t he? I asked which name he preferred, but he’s keeping it to himself. Perhaps he doesn’t want to influence us.
I reckon that’s it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. Thank you for stopping by. And a big thank you to those of you who signed up for my letter writing project. I’m off to the post office tomorrow to mail out some letters. (You can still sign up if you like. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll need your name and address. In exchange, I will send you a letter via snail mail.)
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂