It’s rest week, yet the Todo list for today has
twelve thirteen items on it. One of them is “meditate”. I’ve been pretty good about following my training plan, but I haven’t been doing my daily meditation. Maybe adding it to my list will help, but for some reason putting meditation on a Todo list seems wrong. Meditation is supposed to be something that relieves stress, not something that goes on the list that I use to manage stress.
Here’s something else to meditate on:
“If you run long enough, whatever quantitative measure of success you set out to achieve becomes either unattainable or meaningless. The reward of running – of anything – lies within us. We focus on something external to motivate us, but we need to remember that it’s the process of reaching for that prize – not the prize itself – that can bring us peace and joy.”
-Scott Jurek, “Eat & Run” (slightly edited for space)