Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Madness, aka Spring Rabies

You know what I consider the most telltale sign that I am an inveterate athlete?  When I am not training regularly, I am constantly poised for when training starts again.  Like, rather than not training being a return to my routine, it is a departure from it.  Those days feel...off.

For better or worse, and with absolutely no judgement of those who consider this their category: I don't think I could ever find satisfaction as an exerciser.  I tried that after I graduated from college in 2004, with a recreational soccer team and weight-lifting classes at the gym, and five years later was a professional triathlete.  So.

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." - MLK, Jr.

"The arc of exercise is long, but it bends toward serious athletic training." - KEB, Sr.

I feel like a bird perched on the edge of cliff overlooking a vast body of water that stretches to the horizon.  I know that I am supposed to be out there soaring, that's where I am designed to be, but for the time being I am here, waiting to be out there and remembering what it feels like to be out there.

No surprise that the title of my training log is "becoming...never being."

I actually started this post before the events that transpired into this post.  Yet, the feeling remains.  I might just have to find a new body of water over which to launch.

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