elisariva

Seizing life's joys and challenges physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Positive Slope

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Every day has something good in it. The thought actually crossed my mind to repeat that phrase over and over like a student in detention would write on a chalk board. Repetition causes …. Belief.  Ah there is the word – Believe. And I do believe this to be true. My good thing today was the start of my day – my run. I just saw a picture a friend shared on Facebook “I really regret that run. – Said no one. Ever” For me this is true. This morning I ran my speed workout on the treadmill at my gym. A two mile warm up followed by 6 x 400 (quarter mile) repeats – all I did between 2:05 down to 2:00. This was followed by 8 x 200 pick ups that I ran all around 53 seconds. My cool down was a mile. I felt good the entire time. Even a treadmill run gives me energy, which I needed today.

Nothing terrible happened today, I just was not in the mood for today. Because of my refrigerator delivery, I had to juggle things around which ended with me coming home from work after 7:00 – no ride tonight. The plan now is to get a ride in tomorrow evening and on Thursday. It is frustrating when the things I have to do get in the way of the things I want, and enjoy, to do. When I looked up the quote on running it linked me to another page on Facebook filled with motivational sayings. One that struck me is “Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiriting.” At first thought it gave me images of never complaining, living a life of meaning, travel, happiness. But that is fiction, not life.

Things we have to do are not always inspiring. However how we go about it and what we choose to focus on can be inspiring. And like reality as apposed to fiction, I am far from perfect in this category as well.  So much is out of my control, very little actually is in my control. That is not easy for me, type A with controlling tendencies, to accept. But like in my swimming and running, I am improving. I may have off days and be stagnant or even reverse course a bit. But the net affect is a positive slope. Positive slopes lead to improvement and advancement, and that is inspiring. (and we thought geometry would never be applicable after high school…)

Author: elisariva

I want to encourage everyone to follow your passions, not just what is easy. It is in overcoming hurdles and barriers that we truly test our limits and abilities. There is much more we are capable of if we only believe in ourselves.

5 thoughts on “Positive Slope

  1. From one type A, controlling-tendencies girl to another – great post. 🙂

  2. Pingback: Have To Do vs Want To Do | elisariva

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