Something pretty neat about being able to take the little guy out for a bike ride on some of my favorite single track.
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Today starts the official marathon training plan for continent #3 (Europe) http://www.kieldermarathon.com/kielder-marathon.
I felt this would be a very relevant quote. Yup – running a marathon in Europe is a silly thing to do, but it’s my silly thing to do. Looking back through many of the blog postings I’ve done over the years make me thankful for a lot of things; the goofiness of my kids, family trips, good times with friends, random things found in grocery stores, etc…
Yeah – mentioning the past and talking about the future may be ironic given the quote, but…
Remembering yesterday doesn’t always mean you’re dwelling on the past and planning for the future isn’t taking away from the present. IF done correctly both the past and the future help make the present all that more pleasant.
Tonight while finishing my first training run of many to come, I remembered the old Indian guy I ran miles 23-26 in South Africa with last year. He laughed the whole way, cracking silly jokes, and encouraging us on to the next street corner. I remembered zip-lining through the jungle, going on a safari in the middle of nowhere, and swimming on top of a waterfall that would make make my mom cringe.
All of these things helped get me out the door, once out the door, the comforting crunch of the gravel on the trail brought me back to the present. crunch, crunch, crunch, …
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