Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Things Worth Doing






I wrote about running yesterday which always makes me cringe just a little.  I have been running for 19 years.  I have done several races including a 1/2 and full marathon.  I am currently running between 4 and 6 miles at least 6 days a week.  All that being said...I am not a very good runner.  In all that time and miles I have yet to get faster or better at it....see...not exactly the usual outcome of 18 years of doing something.

But the other day while I was somewhat grumbling while getting my running clothes together I had a thought...Anything worth doing is worth doing it badly...then I realized that may not have been my thought alone...thank you Chesterton.

But it so perfectly fit my thoughts it felt like my own.  So what I am not good at it..? even the days when I feel like an elephant pounding the ground makes me feel better in many many ways.  And when I do get blessed with a run that I feel like I may actually have done this before I know what a gift that is .  Either way..I will not stop just because I am not that good at it, no matter how long I work at it!


  1. Lisa I read your blog religiously and have enjoyed watching the kids grow. I was thinking of reaching out because my dad passed away last month and he adored you and Pete. He always asked me about you and I was able to tell him and show him because of your blog! Thanks for sharing your life experiences and words of wisdom. I love it! Jane Copeland

    1. Hello Jane!!
      How exciting you wrote me!! I was just in San Diego for a few days and thought of you SEVERAL long ago that was. But I remember so much and loved every minute. I'm so sorry about your dad. He was so sweet and I remember Pete and him chatting it up several times.
      Thank you for reading and sharing it with your dad. Things have changed since that time so long ago. I have so many pictures of Emily and Colin and now look how big they are. Are you on Instagram? I'm not on FB..but am on Insta...
      Thanks Jane!! And miss you !!