Monday, July 11, 2005

Family Time

ORN: 7/10/05: 0, nothing, zero, null, nada, niente.

Earlier in my life I was a musician. Looking back I can see that I was also obsessed. Practicing wasn't just something I did to get better at my craft it was something that I did to avoid doing anything else. I decided very early on that running was going to be something I enjoyed, not something I obsessed over.

Yesterday being a runner took second place to being a father and grandfather. Could I have taken an easy run? Sure. But it would have meant pulling myself away from everything else.

Balance is an overused word but it's the best word I know. Balance. It's a kind of weightlessness. And if you find that point everything feels easy.

Waddle on, friends,

John

2 comments:

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Family time is good. I combine running with family time and have gotten my grand daughter into it. She love it and already has 2 medals at 3 1/2.

She has a better pace per mile than I at 14:39. Her time for yesterday's race.

Holden said...

Ditto on family time. I have a 10 year old and an 8 year old so I do most of my running and XT in the morning. I was never a morning person but somehow I managed to get into a habit of getting up at 5 AM. Weird. This way, I get to spend time with them in the evening.

On another subject, a picture is worth a thousand words.... It would spice up your blog if you added some pictures with your comments.