Thursday, September 11, 2008

Runner Girl!

My friend Steve sent a nice encouraging note with this logo from a website I hadn't known about. I like the graphic!

I am excited to get this maiden voyage under my belt and see where I can go from here. Maybe that's why I'm not too worked up about it. I see it as a stepping stone and not an end unto itself...a good test!

I've been reading these philosophical books lately - the most recent is the Way of the Peaceful Warrior. The books focus a lot on the role of the mind and consciousness and gaining mastery and focus. I'm not very articulate here, but my goal for the race is less about time and more about keeping it together mentally - staying relaxed, attentive positive, joyful, and confident. And I want to find way to translate that to the rest of my life - establishing work/life boundaries and redirecting my energies to the family in a more balanced way. I guess in life I also want to be more relaxed, attentive, positive, joyful and confident.