One of my favorite movie quotes is...
"I am so tired by the way you people talk. You know, I mean, "one day at a time." What is that? I mean, like two, three days at a time is an option?"-28 Days
The last day and a half have been really hard, a lot going on and my emotions have been running high. After talking to a few different people about things, thinking things through, and allowing myself time to process things....I'm in a much better place. I'm grateful to have people I can turn to when I'm feeling that way, and also grateful for the changes I have made in myself in the past year and a half that have allowed me to handle things in much healthier and productive ways.
"You gotta fight like hell to make sure you're still alive, because you are. And that pain you feel? That's life. The confusion and fear? That's there to remind you that somewhere out there is something better, and that something is worth fighting for"-OTH
Nothing is perfect- not every day will be good and not everything will work out the way we plan. But there is no sense in worrying about what could happen...take it one day at a time. I'm one of the most impatient people to ever walk this planet, and have no issues admitting this. I know things are going to get better and I know that I need to just go with this. I have a man by my side who I love more than words could say, we get to spend the rest of our lives by each others side and I couldn't ask for anything more. I have friends who I can call at any time, who make me feel like they are right there with me even if they are miles and miles away. I have family who will love and support me no matter what. I have a job that pays the bills, allows me to pay for races, save for a wedding, fund my Saucony habit, and everything else. I have more than most and I often take that for granted.
I owe it to the people in my life to work on this patience thing, this "one day at a time" theory. I also owe it to myself to work on it, I owe it to myself to be patient and understanding of my own shortcomings as well as others.
This is true of life in general and seeing as this is a "semi-running-blog", I'll tell you this is also true of training. One day at a time, or a week at a time. No sense in worrying about the long miles you need to run a few weeks from now, or that hard workout you aren't sure you can handle. Take each run and workout as it comes- one day at a time. One of the reasons I don't do cookie cutter training plans is because life happens, you can't plan every moment out for the next few months it just wont happen. You gotta play the cards as they are dealt and sometimes that means just paying attention to what is in your hands and not what "could" be dealt.
Now that I have officially gone off on movie tangent, old HS show tangent, and poker tangent...I should just be done.
What about you, are you a patient person?
What do you think about "One day at a time"?