Thursday, September 2, 2010

Not a speedster.

My phone alarm went off at 4:45 a.m. and it didn't take long before I stopped the alarm, shoved the phone under my pillow, and decided that I am going to sleep in until 6:45 a.m.  I stayed up until past 10 p.m. last night working on IEPs and when it was time to go to bed, I popped in Marie Antoinette to help me drift away to slumber land.

Turns out, it didn't take long for me to get up and changed into my running clothes and got out the door. The thought "If I run now, I won't have to try and squeeze in a run later today" pounded in my head. So, the Band-Aid solution would be "Go Run."

I ran 5-miles on the treadmill in 52:48 minutes. 

This run, I had a rather long random thought.  I am no speedster. Even though I am running a little faster than last August, I am still a little slow.  But it is OK.  I am also no speedster when it comes to driving either.  I do make it a habit to leave plenty of time to commute so I don't have to speed. I enjoy my driving time. It is my time, with myself, and there's no one around me.  So, people can pass me, it's OK. I'll let the world zoom by me. I want to sit, relax and enjoy the ride.   I don't drive on the passing lane unless I am certain I want to pass.  And I also try to stay close to the curb so vehicles behind me can see oncoming traffic, should they decide to pass me via the other lane. 

Running and driving at a comfortable, easy speed are actually relaxing and therapeutic for me.  Today, I enjoyed my 5-miler on the treadmill. Today, I also enjoyed my 1-hour drive to work (that is, after a woman tailgated me and finally pass me.) 

Take time to smell the roses. Enjoy the journey. 


  1. Marie Antoinette? huh?

    You need to come to Canada, and teach us to drive!

  2. Oy! you're already having to stay up til' 10pm for IEP's?? noo!! Didn't the school yr just begin??

    also, thx for your speech insight. my lil' A had her speech appt, and it's a wait and see. they're too worried about it;-)

  3. IEPs...that's no fun! And you're right about taking time to smell the roses. That's one of my goals - to live more "in the moment."

  4. u r getting faster, and u will only get faster. so dont worry. just enjoy it!!

    good job on the 5 miles

  5. I'm with you. Slow and enjoyable! I run and drive slowly too and enjoy every minute of it. :)

  6. There's nothing wrong with driving a little slower than others. I get made fun of all the time for having a line of cars behind me when I drive...On a positive note, we'll never get speeding tickets. :)

  7. I'm no speedster either, but I sure enjoy running! Stop and smell the roses is my philosophy. :-)

  8. Christina! Passing along a little blogger award.

    Thank you so much for all your inspiring posts!


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