Monday, May 03, 2010


The shift

I've been rolling this around in my head for a couple of weeks now, looking for the words and the time to get it all down....

I am not a runner, to be truthful. I can perhaps be a runner's biggest fan and possibly provide a post-run zone with feasting and sunshine...but the running, it eludes me. This may change, it may not. This is all to say that I'm not a likely person to have leafed through Runner's World. But I idly flipped through a copy recently and found this article.

And I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. It comes down to perspective, and to gratitude. I am fortunate to have so many things in my life to balance, even though on some days I would gladly hide in my bed from those things. Every day, every challenge, every time crunch, there lies opportunity. I might walk away from work winded and drained, but I know I improved things in ways small and not-so-small. I might have to juggle tasks to spend time with my family, but I am capable and it can be done. My basic needs are met, I am blessed with amazing people in my life....and I get to accomplish so much in a 24 hour day....there lies the shift in perspective.