Hello & Happy Monday! I wanted to start this post off with the quote of the weekend.
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
I don’t recall who said it, and I don’t know why it stuck in my head. But I think we can all agree that it’s a good one.
It popped in my head around mile 9 of my 11-mile long run this weekend. I may not be the fastest or most enduranced runner out there, but I have two feet, two strong legs, and CAN run. That in and of itself is a gift.
Obviously, when you look at it like that, the quote applies to more than sports. Sometimes I think we’re all trying to do more, more, more, and stay busy, busy, busy. Perhaps we should focus on doing what we do but doing it right.
Running faster/further. Studying longer/harder. Mothering with more simple sweetness and less Pinterestness. Or simply loving with more of our hearts. Cheesy? Perhaps. But I bet it’s something we all could work on.
Okay, I’m done. ::stepping off soapbox::
In other news, I completed those 11 miles at a pace of 9:14/mile, and I feel ready for my race in two weeks. I almost wish it were this weekend!
I also enjoyed the Keith Urban concert with the girls on Friday. Such fun!
- How was your weekend?