A lesson from Scott Jurek's 'North'
Love Willie Nelson. Trying to be happy in the moment takes the pressure off of tomorrow. That is so smart.
One of my friends introduced me to an Ultra Running and Trail Facebook Page for Women which I really enjoy following............as I just finished my first 5K on the cushioned high school track in 47:47 minutes since my knee surgery in December, I am not about to join these amazing runners......but love their adventures........and am encouraged to venture farther on some of the amazing trails in our area as soon as i am ready. We keep running because of the love!!!!
Just finished reading this amazing piece of writing … even for this 70+ still working jogger-walker, I found the dedication and confidence shown by these individuals so very inspiring.
Great quote by the great Willie Nelson. Reminds us how the present is what we are in and the past and future don’t matter when you are in the middle of a race. Enjoy your runs this weekend everyone!
Thank you for sharing some of his book. I read his first one but this one is on my list. I agree...one step at a time.
Great quotes. I've mostly been able to keep up with the schedule - not the exact schedule, but the mileage. Most of my long runs are on Sunday (race day), and I run every other day. I did have a 10 day period recently when "life" interrupted things, but I'm building back up and will run 8 this weekend and hopefully 10 the following weekend. A lot of runs in light rain recently, which I actually enjoy - the trail is less crowded and I have a hat. All the best to everyone.
Hope all is well in your area. Looks like a lot of Severe weather in the South!
Luck is with me for the next two day in the PacNW with 2 days in the 60s and 70s. . .then its back to rain and snow, if you can believe it, for the upcoming week. I'll be out for 10 miles or thereabouts tomorrow. Sun is still trying to warm things up, even though it is nearly noon.
Loved your article on living in the moment. It's true. . . there really is no past and no future. It's all in the mind. What happens to us is what we create in the moment. Interesting thought and one I try to live by. . .
I didn't know Scott Jurek had an new book out. I've read his others. Will pick that one up at the library as soon as I finish the one I have now. It's pretty good-- called "Don't Overthink It" by Anne Bogel. Not that deep, but it has some very good points to consider.
Take care, be safe! :)
When will you start a new running schedule - anxious to try it from the beginning to see what I'm capable of.
For a brief time in the late 1970's I began to plan my Appalachian Trail Run. I would have my wife follow me and meet me every so often in a camper. I even had the financing figured out, but children came along, and then cancer. Now for my 75th birthday in 2024, I plan to hike the Camino de Santiago.
Just wanted to share with you what my self centered brain did when I saw your picture. I thought, “beautiful sunset!” LOL! East Coast/West Coast.🤷🏻♀️
Beautiful picture! I needed that & Jurek’s experience. Much needed! 👍🏼
Thank you! Just coming off a half marathon and feeling a bit down. You inspired me.
Training for two half marathons. With 5-mile and 8-mile runs during the week, I commit to doing 13 miles one weekend day until both marathons are completed. So, next week is my first half and May 1st is my second. Given how much slower I run, I just want to cross the finish line! It's all about the joy in the run.
First, Terrell, kudos on one of the most beautiful images of a Sunrise I have ever seen. Magnificent, sacred, awe and wonderful ( full of wonder) are just a few feelings that I initially experienced.
Second, loved the Scott Jurek reminder that no matter how elite an athlete we are, our thoughts and fears and hopes and dreams are essentially the same. And why not, we are all human and the human condition impacts us all in similar fashion.
We may choose to respond differently but self doubt is a given once we decide to attempt any new endeavor if we are honest with ourselves and each other.