Monday, June 22, 2009

Why I use the Ellipses

Let me start by saying I swear this has a point somewhere in the text...

Last weekend I watched the movie Garden State again. I watched it because I couldn't figure out why I enjoyed it so much the first time around. I now remember…

So, On this quest to become an athlete I recall times when I've felt so insecure taking a jog down the street because I was too busy wondering what people are thinking rather than patting myself on the back because I’m doing something. Let's face it; there have been times I have been passed up by that lone walker while I am sweating my butt off jogging about four miles an hour. Because I have done a triathlon every year for the past seven years I can tell you there have been years where I trained so hard I have shocked my sister at how well I have done; I've also trained to little that I've shocked myself and how much time I've lost from the previous year. Recently while riding with my cousin David (who is one of my favorite riding buddies) in Chicago I said to him I was going to have no shame in my speed during the Tourdecure here in Columbus. He said to me there is no shame in riding slow, only shame in riding the couch...

That reminded me that I should work out at my own pace, and enjoy it. If I'm not enjoying it then I need to find myself a new activity. I can be original! There is no shame in that either...

For the past two months I have been riding, and jogging, and will be venturing into more serious swimming tomorrow morning. I have been enjoying it all...

In the past two weeks I have also reflected on the fact that every year I do the triathlon in August (with my big sis, and big bro-in-law, and this year my big bro), and every year I pat myself on the back and then begin to ride the couch until June of the following year.

So you may ask how this all fits together??? I have realized that when I finish my triathlon every year I end up putting a period on the experience rather than building off the experience. This year rather than a period I’m going to put an ellipsis after the triathlon. My quest to be an athlete will continue…

1 comment:

  1. Ok, it only took me over a month, but I finally figured out how to post on your blog! I have really been enjoying reading along. And I am grateful to you for getting me into triathlons. That was something that I never thought I would do and now I am! And Amy did it last year (and will do it again) and Jorge is doing it this year, so you’ve created a chain reaction! I know it’s tough, you have good days and bad, but you’re doing it. And I’m very proud of you! And try not to think about what you look like when you’re running, because if I saw you running, I would think, ‘You go girl!’ Sweating is sexy (put that up there with your ‘helmets’ campaign)!

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