I have been wanting to start writing about my “running thoughts” – my thoughts while running and my thoughts on running – for awhile now but I was hung up on my first entry. I wanted it to be great. Memorable.
I have held off on writing it for fear that it would not live up to my expectations.
It was only today – on a run – that I realized that we place too much importance on our firsts – our first steps (which most of us probably don’t remember) – first teeth (they eventually fall out) – first car (mine was a 1988 Blue Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera) – first job (does anyone really like their first job?!) – and so on.
The important part of a first is not that it’s the best, the fastest, the most memorable, or even that you like it – but that the first gets you to the second. Running like life is not about the first step, or even the last step, but about the steps along the way.
That being said – this is my first entry – and I’m looking forward to many more.