Hey hey! Hope you’re having a good day. It is Friday after all, doesn’t that mean it’s automatically better than yesterday? I’m certainly hoping so but I’m not convinced yet.
Because it’s Friday, I have my Kahlua flavored coffee, but coconut mocha almost won out. The day is young and I didn’t sleep so you never know what’s next. Regardless of the flavor, care to join me for a cup and a chat? If you’re not a coffee drinker, you can feel free to have whatever beverage you’d like.
How are you today? What’s new? What was the best part of your week so far?
Oh, you heard it through the grapevine that I’m enjoying running now? Not so much. What I said was, “Sure! The day I decide it’s ok if I don’t want to keep running? That’s the day it’s not miserable.”
The other morning I was sitting there thinking about something totally different and I heard Mehmere’s voice clear as day say to me, “You know, Court, it’s really kind of silly to keep doing something that makes you so not happy just to be better at it. You don’t have to be good at everything.”
So I thought about it and I decided that if running wasn’t making me happy at all, that I didn’t have to do it just to get better at it. Yes there’s the sense of accomplishment after the fact, but I can get that through things I enjoy more than running.
I had plans to get on the treadmill that night to stretch out my legs before yesterday’s race. Just a little bit if I had time. Of course that’s the run that after being allergy filled and sick for two weeks that wasn’t a fight to get done. Sure it was a challenge, but it wasn’t miserable for me.
I don’t know if it’s because it was just my day to run or if in giving myself permission I freed myself in a way, but it was nice.
Now that we’ve dispelled the nasty little rumor of me enjoying running, tell me what’s new with you.