Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.
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It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
– Walter Lippmann
The other day a person that I follow on Twitter posted this video. It is actually a pretty good watch. We have the power to choose how we see and deal with things, and it is a refreshing reminder of that.
Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.
This past Sunday my wife and I completed our first half marathon. We are both pretty sore from it, but I know that we are both glad that we did it. We were not the first ones to finish the race, but we did not walk a single part of it! That was our main goal, and we did it. It was pretty awesome to go down the finish line with all the people cheering you on, and Delissa and I finished and exactly the same time.
The real point of this post is to tell you how amazing my wife is. She did all of this will a pretty severe muscle strain. She pulls or strains her back quite easily at times, and it happened again on Thursday before the race. She didn’t think it was that bad, and she decided to do a small run before the race to loosen up some. On Saturday morning, she went for a run, and I get a message from her.
I immediately run outside, and I see her bent over in a ton of pain. I didn’t think that she would be able to run the half marathon at all, but we did everything that we could think of to try to make it easier for her. We bought a brace for her back, and we had some medicine that she took to try to ease the pain. I guess that it all worked because she ran the whole thing.
I am so proud and amazed by her strength. There are people who can’t run half marathons at all, and she was able to do it with a bad back. She couldn’t walk for half the day on Saturday, and some how she made it 13.1 miles.
People have asked are we going to run another one, and we are not sure yet. I know that a part of me wants to, but I am still too sore to think about the next one. In a week or two, I might be a little more open to it. It was a great experience, and I am glad that Delissa and I can cross it off of our lists of things that we wanted to do. Now we have to get back to running for the 1,000 mile goal this year.