The following are conversations that I had last week that are now stuck in my head ....
Bernie - I really don't mind long rides in the wind.
Me - Is it because you are able to relax your body and your mind and just ride.
Bernie - (with a big smile and a long pause, while shaking his head up and down) Yeah.
Saturday 3/22 - Morning
Donna - I'm running Boston with Lori. I'm going to Bandit.
Me - How cool is that!
Donna - Yeah, well I know some people are against it but I think the race knows it happens and they just kind of accept it.
Me - That is so cool!
Saturday 3/22 - Night
Zak - I really hope the Easter bunny brings me that bag from Costco.
Me- What if he doesn't?
Zak - Well, he's my friend and I like him so I'll forgive him.
I'm the classic person that complicates life to the point that I forget to stop and enjoy. While running yesterday, after Easter dinner, these three conversations stuck in my mind until I disected them over and over and over again. Funny, I came up with the same bottom line for all of them ..... life is simple so keep it that way. I know we are living in a world where Oprah is promoting this concept and authors are making millions from it. I've never been able to concentrate long enough to finish a book so to come to this realization without reading is good. Actually it's one I already knew, it's one we all know but need to be reminded of every once in a while.
To ride and just enjoy, to run and just enjoy, to have friends and just enjoy them. That's life. To complicate with weather, or time, or words is nothing more than a waste of energy.
So my goal this spring and a spring in the years to come .... ride into the wind with a smile, I'll pick the bugs out later, bandit the Boston marathon - I think that's the only way I will take the pressure off myself and enjoy every step! and Love my family and friends.