12.29.2006

Beating the rush

With new year's resolutions about to come tumbling out of everybody's blogs (everybody being all the folks who have been pretty quiet the last several weeks) I am happy to report I got back on the wagon and went three tempo miles this morning at a 8:45 pace in mild 60F temperatures under sunny skies. I'll do 10 on Sunday too. I am happy that this was a fallback week in the 16 week schedule for the Georgia Marathon.

All hail the good women of the RBF who carry the burden and joy of making Christmas or other holiday festivities so memorable and meaningful which may have meant setting aside their running promises to themselves. I hope you all have a great run soon.

Not to trash all you guys but I heard the wise words of a 68 year old woman at the dinner table the other night who said it took her a long time to realize how much stress she'd put herself through to make the holidays "perfect" for her kids, family and friends which is, of course, impossible. I mean, just think about it. The dear woman has stopped kicking herself and works harder at enjoying it all more than putting it on.

I know I do not speak just for myself so, from all of us - Thanks ladies!

7 comments:

jeanne said...

David, you are a Man Among Men!

Halleluiah, brother.

susie said...

Thanks Mr. T. You are the best :)

Running Rabbit said...

Sweet....now why can't my hubby think that way? According to him I add all the drama!! :-(

Susan said...

I like being hailed.

21st Century Mom said...

I'll take it! My family is finally at the point where we all just enjoy the holidays but I did spend years toiling to make it perfect. I don't regret a second of that but I do appreciate the acknowledgment. Thanks!

Rae said...

Ha! As I was buying all the goodies to make about 10 different types of dessert the other night at Kroger Brent looked at me and said "You live for this stuff, don't you???" And it's true. Total stress bomb but the end result is so worth it.

Just12Finish said...

Man among Men?! A few more posts like this, Mr. T, and they'll be calling you a Man among Boys!