The unknown

There are times that we are unsure of how things are going in our lives. Maybe it is because we have not been able to do a particular task, or meet up with a particular person and our life seems unsure because of the consequences that stem from that experience.

Maybe we feel that we’ve been excelling at our job and we are getting mixed signals from our work environment or feel we are being sabotaged because someone else is jealous of our work.

Maybe there are people who just have nothing better in the world than to make it their number one priority to make others feel uneasy so we question their motives.

Whatever the unknowns are, trust your gut and remain vigilant at all times. You never, ever know what will come from it.

Mileage

Training can kick your butt. I am sore, my calves hurt, and I am tired. I am hoping that I will be able to run the half marathon in November despite training these past several months but ailments seem to be sidelining me. Hip-flexor tendinitis, knee pain, calf pain, tingling toes. Everything all of a sudden is happening. Oi-vey.

Yesterday I ran 11 miles. Well I ran and walked. Can I run the whole thing without stopping? Sadly, no. However, I am still out there exercising, completing miles and determined to finish another half. I did do this in a little over 2 hours though so that is not too bad. The torture I put myself through in the end is worth it. Some may think it is pure lunacy, but really it is an accomplishment. I’m not sitting on my behind watching television eating bon-bons and wondering what is going to happen in the next segment of the show. I’m out there busting my a**.

My point here is that as we age we still need to be active and the more we get out and move, the better off we will be. Yes, I may be crazy for pushing myself to complete a half marathon with all these ailments, but ice is my friend and without pain there is no gain.

A little over a month and my half will be complete. The more miles I travel, the better off I will be in the long run.

Stop the madness

Will others ever stop complaining? I’m finding that if you are the one who can complete tasks and do your job, others find fault in that because they can’t complete their own tasks. They create busy work for themselves to make it appear like they work. In fact, they don’t work much at all. The problem is they complain about the little, routine stupid things that go on and drag everyone else down creating an unwelcome environment. What is wrong with these people?

I’m not sure what provokes them, or brings these behaviors out, all I know is that they need to stop. The world doesn’t revolve around them, we all have things to do and places to go. Stop trying to sabotage people and just work, but work quietly.

There is this thing called professional courtesy that often people don’t seem to remember and so many need to start using. A little bit can go a very long way.

Much needed rain

It’s raining. I woke up to much needed rain and it sounds beautiful. Being in a drought brings sometimes the worst conditions to the land and then the best sounds you can only imagine.

We are experiencing a horrendous fire here in Northern California, and although this rain may not help more than slightly (a percentage or two) the ground is screaming with joy for the droplets that it is being fed right now. I know that it may not seem like it will make a difference to some, but for those who have had rain this summer, had rain off and on, this is truly a sight to see for us out here in the West.  It is actually raining.  I’m not talking about a couple drops like we’ve had about four months ago, because that is about what we’ve had all summer long, I’m talking about puddles, and water in gutters, and water to actually be able to use your windshield wipers.  YES, we have rain!!!!

It seems silly to get this excited about rain. If it rains for days, I might get tired of it and wish to see sunshine again but today it is just a soothing, relaxing sound. Much better than the app I’ve had to download to be able to experience lately. For the moment, I wish it wouldn’t stop but I know with time it will pass with the storm front and move on to the East.  What rain we get we are thankful for and the small experiences that come with it are treasured.