Spring is in the air and with Spring comes change.
Change is marvelous. Spice is the variety of life.
The weather is changing. It’s getting warmer and lighter. Marvelous will be the ability to go outside to do something besides run. I will run, bike, swim, walk and just hang out because the weather will be nice.
Thiis weekend I went to Michigan to see my dad’s mom. It was marvelous to get out of Ohio even though I didn’t get to hangout with a girl I hung out with the last two weekends. Grammie showered me with compliments all weekend. She said I was strong, a good runner and told me I was handsome at least 20 times. She said I was fashionable and just loved my hair! She would always tell my brother he looked good too but it was more of an after thought. This made me feel good but kind of bad for him. I also ate good polish food all weekend and got some good running in!
Luckily because I was going to be in town for the weekend I got to hangout with the girl twice during the week. It was not as marvelous as the last two weekends because we were not alone but still it was good. Tuesday I went to her house for tacos and a movie. Thursday she came over and we made homemade pizza and hung out. It was a little awkward so instead of asking her to be my girl I decided to wait until things were more easy going. I want this to last.
Yesterday in Ohio it was a really nice day. I slept till 11 in Michigan, took a quick run then buckled in for the 5 hour trip home. Halfway through the drive, at a rest stop I had a girl ask for my number. Then when I finally got to Ohio I was created by 65 degree weather. It called me outdoors and I went on a bike ride. I went 9 miles and it was the most exhilarating thing being on a bike for the first time in months speeding down the bike trail. I realized you just have to open your eyes and find beauty in what you have. It may not be technically “beautiful” but its about the experience. A filter can also help! i found an app called vs co cam and it is really good for editing pictures! (I used it on these two that I took on my bike ride.)
It’s marvelous that track started because of the friends it brings and the time to hangout. BUT I liked it better when it wasn’t official practice so I could take days off when I felt like it. I don’t have time to lift some days. I also can not help comparing myself to others. I know I am not the best runner, I probably won’t even make varsity. I know I could try a little harder but I just can’t over the fear of getting hurt. I truly enjoy my long runs on Saturday and even my short runs. My legs start feeling really fatigued because I don’t get any days off.
Mentally my competitive spirit doesn’t let me just fall to far back from the varsity guys in workouts. I don’t want to disappoint my group from Saturday specifically Levi. He thinks with my base I should be better this season than ever before and in theory he is right but it is hard to reach that potential when I’m scared to get hurt. I also have pressure from my mom because she wants me to be playing tennis.
In the end it doesn’t matter because I know I don’t love track and racing short distances in a circle, I love the idea of track. The friends, the meets, the girls is why I chose it over tennis. I know I love running long distances and trail running, which is the opposite of track. I know I am probably just as good or better as the best guys in my kind of races.
I think that’s enough for this post! Sorry it was a day late but I couldn’t stay up an finish it because this week is OGT week (Ohio Graduation Tests.) They are simple but I still gotta sleep!
Hope everyone has a good week!