Things are still hectic for me so I’m going to be writing a shorter post today. I promise I will make every effort to spend more time writing next week’s post.
I wrote about this topic recently but I can’t stress it enough so I’m going to write about it again.
During last year’s cross country season, I got to watch an amazing and inspirational transition in my daughter. She went from a member of the team and someone who liked running as something to do somewhat minimally to someone who was a teammate and who really wanted to both run and challenge herself.
I could go through all kinds of firsts she has had in the past 5 months but the bottom line is she’s grown as a runner in ways that many of us go through at some point and I got a front row seat for that transition. It was, as I mentioned, an amazing and inspirational thing to watch. It made me remember my early years, when I didn’t really know what I was doing or where I was going in the sport but I knew two things. First, I wanted to challenge myself and see how good I could be. Second, I wanted to be a runner for the rest of my life.
I also saw this week that one of the runners I coach took his son out for his first run. That was fun to see from a distance and I hope he enjoyed every moment of that run with his son.
If you find yourself in one of these moments or any of so many fantastic moments that we can all find ourselves in, make sure you take it all in. Those are the moments that make life special.