Routines are meant to be broken, especially when there is an inner force, desire pulling you. I meant to rest today, but there I found myself today running at the Greenway.
Felt great for the first mile. Afterwards I found myself losing focus and wanting to just stop. Didn’t help that this lady just passed me and left me in the dust. The morale when down from there. I had started way before her. And she was running with weights to top if off! Still, I pulled through and made it. One more day till the race.
Running distance today: 3.49. Time: 33:48.
15 years ago today, April 19, my mother passed away. As the years have gone by, I have come to appreciate more and more what she meant to me and the life lessons she instilled in me, directly and indirectly.
Life dealt her some incredible hardships – dealing with diabetes, being an orphan at an early age, becoming a widow with four kids – but she always marched forward with love, determination, strength and a wonderful sense of humor; she was not afraid of laughing at herself or looking at the humor of a bleak situation. Even until the end I remember her putting a brave face with that scintillating smile of hers.
So I say celebrate life and have a good laugh at yourself today and every day. And love with passion and appreciate all the little moments of life. Enjoy. Celebrate!