The next challenge on my bucket list is to run a 10K. I picked out my race, and I’ve been training for the past two months. It’s been ROUGH. I saw this picture on Pinterest, and it describes my training perfectly!I ran a lot in high school, but I stopped somewhere between starting full-time work and getting married. I didn’t mean to stop, but it just happened. I’m glad to be back. Running helps me clear my mind–mostly because I’m too busy focusing on not DYING.
Even though I look like a HOT MESS, the scenery is beautiful. Here’s the view from the trail I run.
All my training got me to thinking about… training. We’re all training for something, even if we don’t realize it. We’re training to be spouses, partners, employees, friends, family members. Essentially, whatever you do is training. Just like training for a race, sometimes training hurts. A lot. Sometimes, we slack off and don’t train as hard as we could. Sometimes, we train for the wrong thing.
Like Pink and Rick. They’re in training to be the worst dogs in America. This is what they did last weekend. They trained to be “Captains of Destruction!”
And… they trained on eating a wooden bench. I asked them, “why did you do this? Is getting splinters in your mouth fun?”
They just smiled. I think Rick gave me a wink.
Sometimes, our training makes us mad. My nephew dog is training to be a turkey. He’s not happy about it.
We’re all training for something. I think knowing what you’re training for puts your life in prospective. It’s not easy to be intentional with your time, but sometimes if you lose sight of what you’re training for, you get lost. By knowing what you want to be, you can make sure your habits and actions line up. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Yesterday, I got lost in some serious Netflixing– and I didn’t go running. Today, I’m going to try again. Here’s a list of what I want to train for.
Here’s what I should be training for: running a 10K, being a supportive wife, family member, and friend.
Here’s what I’m actually training for: driving (a lot), being the best Sons of Anarchy watcher, complaining about being tired.
What are you training for?