1) "Much to learn you still have."... every time I look at my blank April training schedule I have to consider how much I don't know. It's a freaking. lot. I have about 18 sources of training plans ~ at least 4 of which are human and GBA. So while there's a part of me who wants to try this on my own, there's another part of me that knows better.... April is about building the base.
2) "You will know... when you are calm, at peace, passive...." I recently spectated the National Marathon. After I sent the runners off to run their races, I had almost two hours to burn. I went to my car, sat down, and pouted for a minute about my "lost marathon". But I had Ethics to read, and thoughts to occupy me, a phone that communicates with e-mail ~ plenty to do for a student. What I did however was read an excerpt from a book unrelated to Ethics class, and meditate on what I had read.
The passage I read was, essentially, about circumstances in our lives beyond our control, and how we choose to live through them. As I sat in my beige mini-van I decided ~ "I have a choice. I will choose to have the Best Day Ever." And it was. It didn't go to plan, but then, what does? It had some rough spots, have you run a marathon? I could only "do" so much for the girls who were running, as running is a solo sport, but I gave them everything I could. I made the choice to have a great day, and I did. I can choose my reaction and my attitude...
3) "No! Do, or do not. There is no try." ~ and I have to wonder, don't you think that if Luke had said, "Tri" and not "try", that Yoda would have had a different response? Of course, maybe Yoda meant Du... Either way, I'm TRI-ing in May, on my 35th Birthday, thanks to a totally GBA birthday gift from SpeeDee.