Priorities and Marathons

People! Yesterday and today have felt so utterly autumnish that it’s been wonderfully lovely. I’m currently sitting in front of an open window, all bundled up in a sweatshirt, with a crisp apple strudel candle burning next to me. Ah, the delights of September.

This week is already shaping up to be pretty full, and I’ve made the conscious decision to set some goals higher than other goals and then stick to my plan. That means that I’m actually going to axe some of the goals I had previously made, because in the grand scheme of things, they’re less important for me to be working on right now compared to other goals.

Since I might be what is considered an overachiever, I’m having to learn to set my sights lower in some areas. Yeah, that’s not what you generally hear me talking about, it but it can actually be pretty important…there’s a limited amount of time, energy, and recourses I have to use, and I want to invest them to the best of my capabilities.

One of the things that is really important to me at this time is the marathon I will, Lord willing, be running on October 16th. Which, by the way, is only 34 days away. There are numerous reasons why this is important to me, but I’m not going to go into it today.

This summer didn’t quite go according to my plans, and because of that, I got behind in training. Last week I was talking with some people and pondering it, and I realized quite clearly that unless something changed, I wouldn’t be able to run the marathon in a healthy manner. And, because the marathon is so important to me, I’ve decided to change up some of my plans for the next several weeks.

Who knows, maybe one day I’ll have a character who runs a marathon, and I can use this training time as research so I can write the character more authentically? Or, perhaps I’ll have a character who is training for the Olympics, because, well, that sounds more exciting, right? Maybe I’ll just pretend I’m training for the Olympics…

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What are some things you’re focusing on during the next five weeks?

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