It’s tempting. And I’m not talking about this cake and ice cream I had after dinner ( so tempting that I couldn’t resist)…
What’s tempting is to make a goal of pacing myself faster than is realistic. It’s tempting to hope that some how, some way I’ll be able to beat my first marathon time. But, I shouldn’t. Marathons are for real, not for dreaming or hoping it will be easy.
Just like how I will wake up tomorrow with regret when I realize I ate a massive piece of cake and extra ice cream (after a truffle or two).
I will regret starting out too fast. I will regret trying to keep up with faster bloggers and fellow runners. I will regret being frustrated with myself when I feel slow, or tired or hopeless.
So, while tempting, I will be realistic about my pace and do my best to have fun and make good memories.
Because, at my next marathon – it’s on.
So, I’m going to admit it: I am not going to win. I’m not even going to place. But I’m going to finish and have a good time.
Ben’s mom re-created Christmas dinner with with a turkey and all the trimmings. I started with a salad with chickpeas.
And went back for several helpings on sweet potatoes and green bean casserole 🙂
We also celebrated my sister-in-laws birthday with cake and ice cream. It has been too long since I’ve had cake. Cake should happen more often in my life!Have your cake and eat it too! I did 🙂
Then it was Christmas, for the second time this season. Maybe Ben and I can make a movie called “Two Christmases” even though I’m not as petite, or blond as Reese Witherspoon and he’s not as funny as Vince Vaughn.
See you all tomorrow 🙂