Saturday, September 19, 2009

alternate paradigms

There is a quote I read somewhere that says that a thousand miles begin with a single step. I am trying to own that statement in preparation for my marathon in a few weeks. It has been a rather difficult journey training for this race as I have been dealing with nasty bouts of shin splints along the way - seems I am prone to them. Someone asked me 'why bother training for a marathon .... you can just drive 42 km and get there a lot faster!!' I had to laugh at that one, but sometimes doing something difficult just opens you up to an alternate paradigm. Those of us who are knitters clearly understand that we can go buy a great sweater; but that does not give us the same satisfaction as knitting our own.