Quick fast in a hurry post today. There is much to do and I am feeling excited about getting to work so I can get off and start my evening!
Yesterday I went for a run, I went farther than I had been and my pace while nothing to write home about for most was absolutely something to write home about for me. It is getting better and that is what matters. I am still not in a continuous run but I am working on how to improve that and my breathing. It's important to me.
I text Dustin last night and was like I think I need to set my sub time higher, that I was concerned if I kept it where I wanted it in October I would be disappointed in myself. Turns out, he was in the same boat! While we are both striving for a lower sub time we both are realistically looking at a higher for our goal! (Keep in mind our boats are coming into port an hour apart! He is fast!) That got me thinking about a rule of thumb he and I have worked by during races. We have done a few 5k's together, a couple of Spartans, the rule has always been "run your own race" We are always there at the start together and then he waits for me to finish. He and I have our own strengths, his in a speed area and mine has always been more of an endurance area. You know what... it is wonderful!
Seriously! Think about it! Let's say Dustin stayed back with me, he isn't being true to himself and I wouldn't be true to myself because I would know that he was holding back so I would likely push harder than I should and risk injury. The scenario is just wrong in my mind. (side note you can ABSOLUTELY enjoy a race with someone else and be their partner and stick together until the end and HAVE FUN.. but the race has to be about HAVING FUN or someone is going to walk away feeling .. slighted) But back to the scenario, let's say that there are 200 people at the starting line of a race, and everyone is pumped and ready to go and beat the only person they should be racing, their self, when some guy with a megaphone says "New rule for this race! You all have to run at the same pace! You have to run the same race! You start together you finish together!". THINK ABOUT IT! 200 people hitting the same portapotties or bushes as it may be, 200 people hitting the same water tables at the same time, 200 people hitting the finish tape and the poor medal holders! What CHAOS that would bring! THINK ABOUT IT.
Sadly I feel like we are doing that to our ourselves and our children. The schools are forcing the same learning and testing. Even holding some back that should be exceeding. Job places are not requiring educations as they did (I personally don't see anything wrong with this as long as you can do the job, but I have witnesses somethings that make no sense) Trophies are given to all just not the winning teams. I could go on and on and on. All I am saying today is this, in a world full of.... be you!
You are special, you are unique, you are made perfectly as you are, as you should be. Don't try to keep up with the Jones. Look at your self and love yourself for your differences, because I truly believe until we can love ourselves for our own differences we won't be able to fully love others for theirs. When we get there... what a wonderful world this place would be.
Signing off with this.... are you hiding your sunflower because you feel like you live in a bed of roses? Dude! Let that beauty SHINE!!!
Peace Love and Light