Thanks to Laurie from Meditations in Motion, I discovered a link up started by blogger Heather Gerwing. The fourth Saturday of each month (for me a Tuesday), Heather invites other bloggers to share their “Four Somethings”: Something Loved, Something Said, Something Learned, Something Read. If you are a blogger, you may post your Four Somethings too!
1. Something Loved.
Having no races to train for may have left most you runners unmotivated. I suffer from that as well so I have focused on experiencing nature. Visiting and walking the nearby trails…
especially those with waterfalls (Huyck Preserve):
Once I race again and have to focus on running, these visits may decrease.
2. Something Said.
I posted a quote by Monet on my FB page. One of French students from long ago said:
“You were one of the best teachers that I ever had!! I loved your classes! You always kept us challenge, entertained and made learning fun. I remember…”
That certainly made my day. Teachers rarely get comments from their students. At least, I didn’t (until I quit teaching lol).
My point being is that you never know when or if you inspire anyone. And that carries over to running. If you love what you do, you will affect someone. They may never tell you. Running like teaching is often selfless.
Have you ever surprisingly inspired or had a positive effect on someone?
3. Something Learned.
This lady has been running for 37 years without a single injury.
She holds the world and/or national record at every distance.
She has run 150 marathons.
She still runs at least 11-12 miles each day (6-8 marathons a year.)
If you have time, listen to her interview on this podcast.
What learned was that GOALS and SPEED do not have be related to AGE.
Have you used your age as an excuse to give up on your goals or slow down?
4. Something Read.
My co-worker lent me a whole bunch of mysteries. Some were so-so but I especially enjoyed this one.
The story is told from two points of view — Lucy (the daughter-in-law) and Diana Goodwin (the mother-in-law). When Diana is found dead in her home, folks are unsure whether it is suicide or if someone wanted her dead.
Well, I couldn’t put it down. Now I want to read Hepworth’s other books.
Have you read this or any of Hepworth’s books? Who is your favorite mystery author?
I’m also linking up here:
Happy Running! What are your somethings? Share at least ONE.