I read a long-time triathlon friend’s blog post the other day. It rang so true for me and I’m sure many others of my friends who spend a good amount of their time living a full life. It’s always comforting to me when I find someone else in the same spot I am. Maria Simone, who’s blog is posted as Running A Life posted an entry entitled “Where the @#$%# have I been?”. Well, talk about relating to a post! I’ve often said I wish I could send texts, make phone calls, write blogs, emails, etc. directly while I am thinking about them, but that is usually during a workout or while I’m driving and I really try to keep the phone out of reach at those times. If I’m with friends or family I try to stay in the moment and not “multitask”. By the time I sit down, and am at a time and place I could actually send them my mind has already moved on to the next 1000 thoughts, and I also usually fall asleep pretty quickly at that point.
And blog posts? Let me look and see how many unfinished posts I have — there’s “Kicking off the Season”, which I started when I left the cold of the Jersey Shore at the end of December. There’s “Races and Open Water Swimming”, a great discussion that my friend Suzanne Atkinson and I were having about our feelings about the changes in swim starts, resting platforms and the like. I love talking to Suzanne, and I always learn so much from her. Somehow the conversation and the blog post never got finished. Then there is the unfinished report of one of many training camps that I’ve held up in Lake Placid “The Beauty of Lake Placid and the Benefits of Coaching”– I always love those trips and try to find the opportunity to write down a “camp recap”, but it never seems to get finished.
I did find one that is definitely getting finished though! In my closed Facebook group for the Jersey Girls StayStrong Multisport Club there are a few topics that come up regularly throughout the year, one in particular is sports bras. So, “What Do I Do About a Sports Bra?” — time to revisit the topic and gather the latest offerings and recommendations.
And thanks, Maria — it’s always nice to find out I’m not the only one who can’t keep up with everything.
“It takes courage to push yourself to places you have never been before… to test your limits… to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to stay tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
― Anaïs Nin