HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!!!Can you see the resemblance?? Yes I got my Dad's nose, sense of humor and many other traits. I know he reads the Blog daily so Hi Dad see you tonight....
Can you say Blogger addict? Wow oh Wow! Considering Tall Mom began in March of 2009, that is a whole lot of writing... What I love about having a JOURNAL of my running is I can look back on posts like this one HERE. No comments, a post about my first week of training for my first Marathon, although at the time I was not fully convinced that I was training for a Marathon. Or a post HERE, where I talk about Time and Balance. As my 500th post approached I had grand ideas about lists, giveaways, etc... But then something happened... John Wooden passed away.
If you don't know who John Wooden is click HERE. A successful basketball coach, loving husband and amazing man, he passed at the age of 99. I printed one of his quotes on a piece of cream paper and put in an Ikea frame my first week of college.
Don't let what
you cannot do
interfere with what
you can do.
I may not be the fastest, strongest, smartest, most coordinated person around... but darn it if I did not give everything I had to school, sports, friendships and life. On days when I felt like I was not good enough I would read that quote and it would remind me that to be my best I needed to focus on what I CAN DO.
And more AWESOME John Wooden Quotes:
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
Sitting with Muscle Man he was talking about an interview with John Wooden where he spoke of the love of his life, his wife who passed in 1985. She died on the 21st of the month and every 21st of the month since he has written her a love letter. Go HERE for the interview, you WILL NOT be disappointed.
He believes that the two most important things are LOVE and BALANCE. I believe that through this blog and my running I have found both. I LOVE to run but I also know that I cannot let it overtake everything. I have to balance my time and energy, leaving enough to give to being a Wife and Mother. After I cross the Finish Line on June 26th I will start a new journey for a few months....no Marathon training!!!
No I will not give up on my running, I may actually run more often, but fewer miles. I will replace training with FUN, LOVE, BALANCE.. Spending more miles with Muscle Man, my sister (I hope), friends and others who want to join me on my journey. Signing up and running races to people watch and enjoy the journey. I will hunt down PR's, my competetive side will not go away, but with BALANCE.
Thank you all for your positive comments over the past 500 posts. This community has been nothing short of AMAZING! I have learned so much, cemented amazing friendships and found a way to connect with others who have a twinge of CRAZY just like me :)
- OK cheesy.... So you did not think I was going to let Post 500 pass without something for YOU, my amazing readers. This week with be GIVEAWAY week!!!