The picture shown above is mine taken December 2010 (eww!). This was when I committed myself to run and finish the Auckland Marathon on Oct. 11, 2011. I don't know what...click here to read more.
by Cherie Carter-Scott
1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life."
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work."
4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end. There's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6. "There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."
7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life's questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10. You will forget all this.
I joined this challenge on dailymile.com--75 miles for march 2011.
Either I increase my daily run to 8.3kms (every other day) or run the same 5km but 2 days on, rest on the third. I think the latter is better, easier for me and less time consuming. Running 8km just like that is a 50% increase in mileage. There's a lot of options to consider here, but the 5km 2:1 run is best for now. I'll start tomorrow morning.
I did not get to run this morning. I woke up before 2am this morning and felt dizzy. Weird. I felt like throwing up and at the same time wanted to poop. I had to go easy getting up thinking I might faint. It must have been something I ate during the day. My bowel was loose, but I did not throw up. I got back in bed and made the decision I am not running until I can gauge if I am feeling better or not.
The rest of the day today, I was OK. It must have been something I ate. Will resume training runs tomorrow morning.
And for plenty of good reasons, since:
This is definitely not the planet earth that I will find myself in the year 3000. In my parallel earth, there is no more separation between the haves and have-nots. I live in that parallel earth that reflects the venus project more.
I chose not to run this morning. I woke up at 1am very dizzy. It was weird that I woke up because I was dizzy. I then felt like throwing up. Then my stomach started to turn that I had to go to the bathroom. I didn't puke, but instead let out loose bowel. It must have been the instant noodles that I had for dinner. My body is telling me what it wants--better food.
I'll run later this afternoon. Elise is still in camp. I can run after the kids have dinner. Summer is almost over and it is starting to get cold in the mornings. I used to enjoy running in the late afternoons/early evenings. I did so for years back in Manila. Wife just left for work. She won't be back until 11pm. Kids are going to school in an hour. In 15 minutes I get up from my writing and prepare breakfast for them, prepare their lunch and morning tea.
For now, I write.
A few folks sent messages checking in as to how we are doing after the Christchurch earthquake. It's good to know that people are concerned. Elise is going to be back from camp tomorrow. I'm expecting a lot of stories of adventures from her. Kyla doesn't tell a lot. She's been going to filed trips after field trips since monday. She'd say a few sentences, answer a few questions, but that's it. I can tell she's excited about her trips, but she's not like elise who will keep talking even if you don't listen. Ah, kids. They are differnet. No need for me to compare. All part of all that is.
That the reason I am going through scarcity is to learn that I can be in that state of being that I prefer even without having the outside reality that I want.
I often wonder why I don't have all the material stuff that others have. I work as hard as they do; I'm probably as smart as they are. But they have cars and all those toys. My wife is the breadwinner in the family. But everything is inside-out. I may be in the PSOB (preferred state of being) when I get those things, but it's putting the carriage before the horse, as the saying goes.
I can be in that psob when I decide to be in that psob--no matter what the outside is.
And it is quite liberating to know that.