Sometimes in running or in our lives in general things just don’t pan out how we think they will.
Sometimes we put in a huge block of training and come race day we just don’t seem to be able to bring things together and pull it off. Other times still we line up at events grossly undertrained, coming back from injury and heavier than we were at other times of peak fitness and manage to pull out a PB or run a blinder. This happened to me in my running career for the second time on Wednesday of this week.
Life is a funny thing that way and I’ve learnt now not to place too much hope and expectation on things as I seem to get the best results when I don’t plan at all or have expectation of an outcome. By not having lofty goals in sight it takes a lot of pressure off of things and both in running and life we are able to be more natural and take more out of the situation.
Inter – relationships in life are always dependent on more than just ourselves and we can only really influence what we can influence and no further. What the other person or persons is thinking or doing is not for us to try and comprehend. If those around us don’t accept us as we are then they are probably not worth having around.
On most occasions there will be another event or shot at things (sometimes much better than the one that we originally were pushing for) and the quicker we move on to that next chapter the more we will be able to cram into our otherwise very short lives.
Running together (while focussing only on what we can influence in life), stride for stride on a life changing ride! – Sean Muller