This blog is more about life and less about the destination. It’s written by a lover of adventure, for anyone who’s in this crazy, fabulous, perplexing and beautiful journey we call life.
Make sure your on the right path!
One season on my journey included doing triathlons. Like having a baby, you don’t forget what it’s like. I learned a lot at my first triathlon.
There were actually 2 races going on at the same time. One course was a “sprint” race or time trial (great for beginners). The other was a considerably longer route. The two races began at the same start point: the open water swim segment.
The bike segments followed same path initially, but midway through split for the two different races. They warned us, “Watch for the markers on the road. It’s easy to get off course.”
We weren’t the only newbies. Another couple had joined the club the same time as Brad and I. The difference was, they were 40 years older than us. Dave and Olga put us to shame by the sheer fact that they were even in the race.
We eagerly waited for the older couple to cross the victory line, knowing they would finish later. Dave crossed the line grinning ear to ear. Olga hadn’t crossed yet. So we waited. And waited. We became concerned when a considerable time passed. I glanced at the ambulance parked, ready in case of emergency.
Finally, Olga came trudging around the final wooded bend. Her gait revealed exhaustion. With relief and renewed excitement, we roared shouts of encouragement. Seeing us on the sidelines, Olga raised her posture and waved a determined fist in the air, shouting, “I did it! I did it!”
Olga had been so caught up in keeping up with those she was following, that she missed the markers designating her path. She followed the longer route, biking and running double what she prepared for. She was victorious, but utterly worn out!
Whether we’re in a race or enjoying the journey slowly, it’s important to be be well prepared, and be fully aware of the markers directing the course of your particular path. It’s also critical to have a band of people you train with along the way, cheering you along and seeing you through to the end.
There’s a path laid out specifically for you.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.” Proverb 3:5-6 (NLT)
I’m excited to share with you along the way! Let me know you were here.