News flash

6 May

News flash: this year is not going as planned.

Duh.

Honestly, most of the greatest things in my life have been unexpected and outside of my envisioned “plan” for myself. I have actually been MORE successful when I set goals but don’t painstakingly plot out, point-by-point, the path I’ll take to get there.

So, when Lola and I made a 2010, prep-for-the-triathlon-5K-super-schedule, I should have known that life sometimes invades the most well-intentioned plans. And that the happiest, most successful people learn how to suck it up and move forward in whatever capacity they can. I’d like to always be one of those people, but I can’t deny that I’ve faltered a bit here.

Even so, I’ve never questioned that I will still be standing on the shores of Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg early the morning of July 25th (yes, that really is the name of the lake, and isn’t it just fitting that its name isn’t simple, either). If it means that I run in pain, then I’ll be running in pain. I hope not to be, but if so, oh well. I’ll deal with it. I still have 79 days from today to strengthen my knee and get better. I’m confident that I’ll be standing strong that morning.

A positive outlook, one in which I thought only about today and didn’t worry needlessly about tomorrow, is what got me so far last year. Very few things worth achieving are achieved without a struggle, and I don’t want to be the kind of person who wilts at the idea of something that won’t come easy.

I can’t leave behind the lessons I’ve learned– that what I want, simply and honestly, is to be happy. That I’ve found pursuing happiness rarely leads to happiness; pursue other things, and you find happiness.

And I find true happiness in running and writing….they keep me invigorated, give me energy and make me feel vibrantly alive. I need to pursue them without focusing on the obstacles that might stand in my way, because whatever personal successes come from the pursuit of those things are all that I need- no more, no less.

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11 Responses to “News flash”

  1. chris mcpeake May 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    Good luck with the training.. you still got lots of time to get ready

  2. wyattskiles0318 May 8, 2010 at 6:21 am #

    與其爭取不可能得到的東西,不如善自珍惜運用自己所擁有的........................................

  3. thorapierson0510458 May 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。...............................................................

  4. jackveronic June 13, 2010 at 1:17 am #

    成功可招引朋友,挫敗可考驗朋友 ............................................................

  5. 雅玲 June 16, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。..................................................................

  6. 怡潔 June 20, 2010 at 5:27 am #

    世間是非,要如水泥地般水過則乾。................................................................

  7. 俊賢 June 25, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    很喜歡你的部落格 留言支持你 祝你人氣長紅~~~......................................................................

  8. 江婷 June 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。.................................................................

  9. 芸茂 July 2, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    幸福不是一切,人還有責任。.................................................................

  10. 青卉青卉 July 5, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

  11. JasonBirk佳琪 July 13, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    花花公子的責任就是要很平均的愛他認識的每一個女孩子~~我們的責任則在於公平的回應每一篇blog............................................................

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