6 miles speed
*6 x 800m at 10K pace. It was freezing this morning! OK, that’s a slight exaggeration but it felt amazing out. I cannot wait for Fall running weather.
Don’t we always want what we don’t have? Aren’t we supposed to be grateful for what we have and make the most of it? Absolutely, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream or
make a list. Here are some of my current “wants”.
What I Have: curly hair
Yeah, there’s no mixing the two. Kinda like oil and water. I would also like to run my fingers through my hair on occasion but they would get stuck. Actually, I love my curly hair (I never straighten it) because it’s different and, most of the time, pretty low maintenance.
Want: long, lean legs
What I Have: short, muscular legs
So my legs will never look like Kara Goucher’s. But they power me through marathons and totally came through on last week’s 22-miler. This might be the worst picture ever, by the way.
Want: a career involving running (talking, writing, blogging, and most of all, coaching)
What I Have: a job
I’m fortunate enough to even have a job but that doesn’t mean I can’t complain! I’ll get to the running career someday…baby steps. At least I’m lucky enough to spend a good deal of time outside my job coaching. That’s where my passion lies and that’s what I will do someday…for a job and career.
Want: a pair of TOMS wedges
What I Have: not a pair of TOMS wedges
This isn’t the best “I want vs. I have” but I’ve been eyeing these shoes up for awhile. And then Holly had a pair on at the HLS and raved about how comfortable they are.
Want: to run the Boston Marathon in 2012
What I Have: a slim-to-none and crappy chance of even registering
So this is my biggest want, obviously.
If When I qualify on 9/11/11, it won’t be by more than 5 minutes (i.e., 3:40 or sub-3:40), which is the rumored time you might need in order to get priority registration. I could worry about that now or I could put that energy into qualifying and leave the stuff that is out of my hands to fate.
Now it’s your turn. Give me a current “want” vs. “have”…or two!
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