This week I had one of those moments. One of those moments when you feel like you might actually be understanding what the world/universe or in my case my higher power (I call mine God) is trying to teach you. This is how it happened….
Daily I post a motivational type quote on my facebook page. I have been doing this now for about 2 years or more and usually it is because the quotes are something I need to be reminded of or need to think about for the day. On Wednesday I posted this quote:
This was to remind me as I embarked on my 12 hour + day of meetings to just take it slowly and you will make it through or at least I thought that was why I posted it.
Then while in my first of four long meetings a colleague gave a presentation and at the end of the presentation she had this same quote. That was when I felt like it was much more than a perseverance quote I posted on facebook because what are the odds. I had never even heard this quote before I posted it on Wednesday morning.
I really began to think how does this quote apply to more in my life? Over the past couple of days I have been thinking about it and trying to figure that out.
In my job which can be very overwhelming right now because I am basically learning how to run a million dollar business while running a million dollar business, I need to learn to take things slowly. Set up the right procedures and policies and not just try to put a temporary fix on the problems because that will not work. Also I need to not be so hard on myself. In reality, I have only been the Director for 2 months and the facility has only been open for a little over 3 months.
In my running, especially my marathon training, there is so much to learn. Yes I have completed 5 marathons, 10 half marathons and numerous other races, but I am nowhere close to where I want to be as far as how fast I want to be. I hope to get there but I know that it might happen in time or it might not. I need to enjoy the pace. It might be happening slowly but as long as I don’t stop at least I am making progress.
Ever have one of these (as Oprah calls it) Aha Moments?
Less than 2 weeks! In less than 2 weeks I will be done. Okay maybe not done but my 5th marathon will be in the books (I am optimistic that it will be a success).
I have now almost completed training for 5 marathons and it is true if you want to change your life train for a marathon. Each one has been different. My spring marathon I completed during the snowiest winter ever, completing four 20 miler runs on a treadmill (needless to say I try to stay a long way away from treadmills for this training plan!).
This summer brought it’s own challenges of relentless heat and humidity which only started to subside last weekend right after I finished my last 20 miler. That’s okay, my hope is that it will not be this hot and humid in Chicago in two weeks.
So this brings me to my quote for today. It’s one of my favorites and something to think about on this wonderful Monday!