Monday, July 14, 2008


One of my favorite bike rides has a turn around point in a cemetery. I also stop there for a drink and read a few tombstones. It may sound stupid but I feel so alive there and appreciative of life. It drives me further to enjoy every moment and make everything that I do count.

Tonight, it was a perfect evening as I rode to the cemetery. While there, I thought alot about my mom who passed away in 1991. Her sense of humor was amazing. She never did understand why I always wanted more out of life and never was satisfied. I guess I see now that it wasn't that I was unhappy with things. It was a lack of confidence in myself and what I believed was good enough.

In my journey over the last 5 years, I have returned to running, done 3 marathons, duathlons, and now triathlons. I keep reaching farther in a way never satisfied expecting more. When will it end? I hope never because with every challenge and new experience- I grow and become a better person.

Waddling through a wonderful life................

9 comments:

Joe said...

Great perspective...keep reaching. Memory of your Mom's is wonderful!

Irene said...

You just keep getting better and better?

Looking back, did you ever think you'd be doing what you're doing now? It's just so awesome!

Keep on reaching for those new experiences!

wendy said...

hey!

found you on irene's blog. I run ~
the same pace, so I had to look you up. ;-)

I'm actually originally from the chicago area as well!

you're inspiring me to get back in the game, and maybe run another marathon one day...I always think I'm too slow to do another one!

Tri to Be Funny said...

So--I think we're never satisfied because so many of us never live in the present moment. We achieve something and expect it to provide instant fulfillment. The only way we can be fulfilled is when we stop and soak it in...Appreciate it. That might be way you feel so alive at the cemetery. You are able to stop for a moment and reflect.

amybee said...

your comments today struck a cord with me. My mom died almost 39 years ago....and my dad died almost 18 years ago.

I think about all that's changed in the world; for me; for my siblings....

Brings up lots of feelings of gratitude and also bittersweetness.


Anyway...

cindy said...

I love this :)

Fe-lady said...

And before you know it you will be making a t-shirt quilt from your many years of racing! Keep it up...bet you will! :-)

Vickie said...

The journey has just begun.

Sunshine said...

Life is a journey, and you are having a happy and interesting one. I'll bet your Mom would be impressed and proud, too.

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