I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Busyness and bacon 62/365Liza
I really like Brad Stulberg’s writing and his tweeting. And the book he wrote with Steve Magness, Peak Performance, is excellent.
- Does anybody have busyness as a goal? I agree it’d be an awful goal. I kind of wish it was my awful goal — because I would be so dang successful at it. Every day.
- And, of course, I agree with the “figure out what really matters” sentiment. But, look, what if there are a lot of things that really matter? Feeding the children, getting them educated, laughing with them, keeping the bathrooms sanitary, earning an income to pay for housing, AND also wanting to learn, run, and be useful to others. I mean, I feel like I’ve jettisoned a lot of extraneous cares, quite a few standards, some friendships, timeliness, stretching, and a lot of keeping up with the Jones’ desires — and my day still feels full of busy. Food shopping, litter box cleaning, oil changes, shuttling the kids to school … Maybe I’m just feeling defensive at the end of a day that lacked intention, attention and care. Maybe I need to reread Peak Performance. Or maybe I just need to get some dang sleep.
Eliot, Asa and I are headed up to Huntsville State Park to volunteer at the Rocky 50 right now. We just dropped Ruby off with her grandparents in Houston — because she’s not always the best camper when it rains. And it’s raining and we’re camping. We’re going to set up behind the Damnation Aid Station tonight, so we can help get the bacon cooking first thing in morning. One for the runners, one for me. With intention, attention and care. 🙂
Running: 60 minutes