Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Worthwhile Work

I celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary last week. (Love you, Dave!)  When I mentioned this to a friend (Hi Karla!) while running, she asked "So what have you learned ... about marriage?"  Off the top of my head, I said that marriage is work, but well worth it!  And then, of course, I quickly added that it is just like running!  :)

Running is work.  Sometimes it's hard work.  But to me, it is so worth it.  I feel so much better, physically and mentally, after a good run.  I honestly can't think of a time when I got back from a run and wish that I hadn't gone.  Usually it's the other way around.  The daily 4:30 am alarm sometimes isn't enough, and I need some extra motivation to actually get out of bed.  I just remind myself how good I'll feel after my run and how glad I'll be that I did get up and go.  Sometimes I also add the possibility of catching a nap later, too!


  1. Hi Juls! I agree. It is Monday morning and it was really hard to get up but I want to talk to you on our morning run so I am up. See you in 10 minutes. Conversation to be continued...