Everything is easier when you are happy.
Whether it's losing weight, pushing through the hard 20 miles on the back of a 50 mile bike ride, running further than you've run in this training cycle... Everything is easier when you're happy.
It is easier to forgive myself for yesterday's mistakes, or embracing tomorrow's adventures... both are lightened by the lightness I feel in my heart.
Yes, sad things happen, and in those moments it's odd... I guess I still feel happy at my core. Even when tears are falling, there isn't a hopelessness blanketed over me.
What I've learned this week... month... the last 12 months... is that when I am happy with myself I am able to forgive myself. I am able to capture today as the most important day, to live with joy, to savor the run...
I'm able to respect the distance and appreciate how FREAKING FAR I've come.
I remember what it means to live with the FISH philosophy. I remember that it's easy to make someone else's day when you wake up and feel that your day is made. It's a pleasant experience to look around and think, if today was "it" and I never had anything else, I could be happy with "this".
There are no "if only" regrets clogging my heart today because today is the bestdayever.
And that probably makes me a really f*cking irritating companion to hang with...
But that's Okay too.
~ respect the distance ~