To travel is better than to arrive
It’s the journey, not the destination
Until I ran my first race running was either an addition to other exercise or training. Until I finished that first race years ago, I didn’t appreciate the training. I did it because I was supposed to. Now I enjoy my training runs because I know at some point in time it will bring me to another race.
The best advice I got when I was pregnant the first time was to never wish anything away. “I can’t wait until she sits up, rolls over, walks, says those first words…” Just be in the moment because all too soon those moments will be long gone. I took that advice to heart in all areas of my life and still it’s gone by so quickly, but I have to say, I enjoyed the journey. That first child is now getting ready to turn 20, the youngest one is 9 and it’s been quite a ride.
I have a lot of “I want to” races to try to get to this year. I’m excited about all of them for different reasons. My training is going well and although I have goals and mile markers, I’m still clinging to not wishing away what I’m doing now. I know those dates that seem so distant in the future will be upon me and over before I know it. So here’s to setting the goals and embracing today!!