Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Just started reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. So far, I can tell that I will enjoy it although I am only still in "Italy." I have not made it to India or Indonesia yet but I will get there shortly. Gilbert is very clever and showing a great sense of humor when looking back on herself.

I have felt that I need to make some changes and delve into my soul a lot more lately. I hate feeling like something major is missing in my life even thought I have so much. I love the people and "things" in my life but feel I do not have something in which I feel entirely passionate. I need to be passionate about something and cannot decide what that is. I have ideas and I need to just make the attempts.

Yesterday was day 1 of marathon training. My friend, Jeri, asked me if I would be interested in running in a half marathon in December. "Why not?," I asked myself. Sounds like something I could be passionate about...or at least occupy my time until I find out my passion. Plus, I will lose weight. Not a bad deal....So, Day 1. Yesterday. The training schedule Jeri created requires 1 mile on Day 1. Piece of cake.

Whatever! Jeri has already ran a full marathon, which is 26 miles! Me? I cannot even lightly jog a mile without having to stop 4 times to walk a little. Plus, I had the worst tension headache right after the jog. Pathetic. I have until December 9 to be able to get through 13 miles. Tomorrow is Day 2 of the "official" training schedule by Jeri and I think it is either 1 1/2 miles or 2 miles. I think I may try the mile again today on my own.

1 comment:

Starshine said...

I'm reading Eat, Pray, Love right now too. (I linked to you from Lincee's blog, btw). I don't share the author's worldview or her view of God, but it is definitely a page-turner. I'm in Indonesia right now. :) Italy was my favorite chapter.

I hope you are having fun training for your marathon. If you seek your passion, I bet you will find it. And as for caring for your soul, I think that is a very important thing to consider. If you'd like to join in, I'll be inviting my blog readers to particiapte in a month of prayer during December. :)