|"There is nothing permanent except change" Heraclitus|
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As the end of the year approaches, I challenge you to take a look at all that you have achieved. As I like to compare and metaphor my running to life - it is a wave, it is a hill, rolling hills of up and down...to achieve the easy run of the downhill, you need to be strong enough to make the uphill. The key is to go up the uphill and embrace the strength it brings you.
The Fall is ending and Winter is quickly approaching. And I believe, we are ready for that next challenge! We can look back at the seasons and all that was achieved, all that we persevered through. The trails are always changing, life is always changing, nothing stays the same, always progressing forward in a way that we sometimes have no control over it. But what you do have control over is your ATTITUDE to take it on.
Today as I challenged the girls on their hill workouts, I was laughing at the comments that were made back to me - comments like (from me as they were going down the hill) "Keep loose and bouncy" and back at me from the girls "That's all I am is loose and bouncy" or "I'm calling 911" or the random middle finger that goes up at me. Love it - love how everyone completes the run yet can bring some type of comedy in the toughness!!!
I always have the thought in my head before the group starts - I am going to make you do something that you wouldn't do on your own" and together this group pushes each other to achieve more.
So as the year ends, look back to see where you came from, how you've grown....and then, get excited to see where you can go, what you can do, achieve more than you think .....
"You must do the thing in which you think you cannot" Eleanor Roosevelt.
So, for the new year....what will it be????
Monday, November 14, 2011
The Westchester Running group has a strong bond and a true feel of success!
It always amazes me how when we get outside our own nucleus of friends, runners, familiar trails...that there are other groups that exist and share such a common passion. How to get that feel is to meet with them in their territory, not in a race where people come from all around...but in their weekly get togethers and experience the commodare and bonds that create the successes.
I feel so fortunate to have been invited to the Westchester area to represent Montrail - being part of their group run and giving a talk to share my passion and experiences as well as the awesome Montrail team that I am on. Karen, one of my Whole Running girls traveled along with me and really made it extra special in many ways!
I was and always am excited to explore a new area, new trail as well as meet new friends who share stories that help build my own - I continue to learn from experiences. And this past weekend was a great experience!
And so the morning began with a wonderful group run which Christy and Dean and others from the Westchester Running Group who put this together. The people that were there were amazing and had amazing stories to share.
It was a great day all around. I feel a connection and a strong desire to go back to Rockefeller Park , where the Sleepy Hollow legend was created! Hmmmm...maybe a night time Halloween run next year!