Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Vacation Guest Post #4

On Running, Quirky Style

Hello all you Life is A Marathon readers! I'm normally over at Quirky is A Compliment, but Mel here asked me to blog sit for a day while she was off in sunny sunny Florida, so here I am.

Let me start off by saying that if you have come for marathon and/or running advice today, just turn yourself around right now, because the Quirky? She does not run. She does not even jog. Power walking is the best you are going to get, and you'd be really lucky at that. I used to say that the only way you could get me to run was if a crazed psychopath was chasing me, but to be honest, I'm not even sure you'd get running then. I'd be all, "Crazy guy with a chainsaw! Power walk for your lives!"

So the running? Not so much. Honestly, I'm not really sure what Mel here sees in it. I can think of much better ways of spending my time than wheezing and holding the stitch in my side and tripping over my own feet. (Like, maybe getting a root canal. Or losing an arm in a grain auger. But that's just me). Despite all of the non-running however, I do think that good ol' Mel is on to something with the whole Life is A Marathon idea. At the risk of getting all philosophical on ya'll, I think what Mel here is trying to say is that in life, even though it has trials and hardships, even though there are times that we just want to quit, even though the journey is long, we must continue to go the distance, be disciplined in body and spirit, and not give up until we cross the finish line. Pretty heavy stuff if you think about it.

On the other hand, if life was a marathon, Mel'd be the one running, and I'd be the one moonwalking my way to the finish line, cause that's just who we are. The point is that we all get there one way or another, and the important part is that you give it your all.


Rachel said...

That's so true...we all walk or run at our own speed, and we get there where we want to be. :)

Anonymous said...

Very good post. Margie