passionate patience.

passionate patience.

The theme for 2012-2013 at work and in life. I love that this was a synonym for “endurance” in one of my studies recently. I want to show myself to be a person of great mental and physical endurance by giving passionate patience for the people I encounter. At work, this means answering the same questions as many times as I need to and with joy in serving others. In life, it means extending grace in situations where my fuse is typically short. Hopefully every once in a while I can extend this patience to myself too.

Gettin’ Ready to Roll

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Sitting in my car here at 7am on Sunday two hours before the High Cloud Snapple Half Marathon is set to begin. We will traverse 13.1 miles on the C&O towpath to run our race today. It is currently 34 degrees.

Why am I here so early you ask? Because there is about 1/4 parking for the whole of the racers and I didn’t want to take a shuttle. My seat warmer is on and I put little hotties in my shoes while I sit in the car. Ah the things we crazy runners do…

I have no goals today other than to finish. I didn’t train for this, I just wanted to run it. So, no lofty thoughts of PR’s today. I am not a “race number on = racing” person anymore. Sometimes I run races just because I can without worry of time or place.

Do you ever run a race just because? Have you ever done something crazy just to get a decent parking spot?