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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Clocks




"We all run on two clocks. One is the outside clock, which ticks away our decades and brings us ceaselessly to the dry season. The other is the inside clock, where you are your own timekeeper and determine  your chronology, your internal weather and your own rate of living. Sometimes the inner clock runs itself out long before the outer one, and you see a dead man going through the motions of living."   -Max Lerner

I will admit I had already given up my Saturday to stormy weather.  Most of my day was already eaten away by chores that I don't want to do.  My run was a scheduled 10 miler at a "harder effort".  I wasn't feeling the love about that, I was going to be in Columbus, where can I go run, to get these 10 miles in? And what's the purpose, really, if I am not running Laurel Highlands 50K next weekend?  (I am probably not running Laurel next weekend, due to my husband's work schedule..)

Last night I read 20,000 Days by Robert D Smith.  It really resonated with me.  How many days have you been alive? I've been alive 17684 days.  How many more will I have? I don't know.  Hopefully another 20,000.

Am I going to spend THIS day, # 17684, sulking?  Wishing I was doing something else?

 My word for 2014 is REACH.  I  need to REACH beyond my negative mind funk.  I will be HAPPY that I am healthy enough to run 10 miles, hard.  I GET to visit a city park not well known to me and run there.

I probably will reward myself and have Skyline Chili for lunch AFTER my run today!

I will drive to Columbus. I will listen to podcasts that I enjoy. I will see my dog.  I will go run in beautiful weather that doesn't involve multiple layers of clothing. I will see other people in the park enjoying themselves also! I will have a non-nutritional but tasty lunch of Skyline Chili.  I will do some shopping for ME on the way home.

I will not squander or sulk off Day 17684!


On the 20,000th day of his life, Robert D. Smith decided to put this concept to the test. He spent the next 48 hours planning his next 20,000 days—and walked away with life-changing information. - See more at: http://www.therobertd.com/the-book/#sthash.2EvNUN3r.dpuf
On the 20,000th day of his life, Robert D. Smith decided to put this concept to the test. He spent the next 48 hours planning his next 20,000 days—and walked away with life-changing information.

- See more at: http://www.therobertd.com/the-book/#sthash.2EvNUN3r.dpuf
On the 20,000th day of his life, Robert D. Smith decided to put this concept to the test. He spent the next 48 hours planning his next 20,000 days—and walked away with life-changing information.

- See more at: http://www.therobertd.com/the-book/#sthash.2EvNUN3r.dpuf
On the 20,000th day of his life, Robert D. Smith decided to put this concept to the test. He spent the next 48 hours planning his next 20,000 days—and walked away with life-changing information.

- See more at: http://www.therobertd.com/the-book/#sthash.2EvNUN3r.dpuf
On the 20,000th day of his life, Robert D. Smith decided to put this concept to the test. He spent the next 48 hours planning his next 20,000 days—and walked away with life-changing information.

- See more at: http://www.therobertd.com/the-book/#sthash.2EvNUN3r.dpuf

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