By a great athlete; Stephen Kilshaw
10 weeks ago I happened upon the chance to coordinate one of the Times Colonist 10K clinics, and what an awesome opportunity this has become!
Working with one of the largest clinic groups in the city has been a gift. It's been a pleasure to work with each of you.
As always I began the day with a Sunday Sunrise Search run, this time sticking to the soft undulating cedar chip trails.
Whether you're riding out and back along the Galloping Goose, or Running around Cedar Hill, we often roll pass the same person a few times in a given session. It's amazing how much communication can happen in a passing glance. One smile on the way past . . . & next time it's passed right back to you. It's free energy, & it feels good.
Today I was asked to do a talk on "The Bad Day."
Fortunately, part of the deal is I have pretty much free range on what angle to take with these talks.
The Bad Day . . . hmmm. What exactly are we talking about here?
The day is just a day. It's a day just as every day is a day. The day is the same day it has always been, for thousand of years past and thousands of years to come!
The day is a day, & it will always be just that, a day.
A good day? . . . A great day!
A bad day . . . eh?
Is that a day where you're just not hitting the numbers on the track, in the pool, or on the bike?
Just like the day, the numbers are just the numbers. They are the same numbers they have always been. Sometimes they are high. Sometimes they are low. They are just numbers. They can be great tools, only because they are exactly what they are.
The day is. The numbers are. So what's the difference?
We learn to experience the day, the run, the swim, the bike, the bus, the drive, the wait in line, the wind, the rain, the birds, the waves, the sun, the clouds, the sky, the ocean, the mountains . . .
We learn to experience these things just as they are, for their own absolute perfection in being just what they are, as they are.
The joy of just running, swimming, biking, busing, driving, waiting, seeing, listing, feeling, living . . .
Just as fast as we share our experience of the day with each other, we choose what the day is.
Pass on the smile and there's free energy for a great day.
Check out his blog @ http://stevofiveo.blogspot.com/