When Worlds Collide

The thought of worlds colliding tends to worry people.  There are times, though, when it can lead to something great.  Friday was one of those times.

The worlds that I’m referring to, though, are not planets with human or mysterious life forms; they are my worlds – my family, my job and my running worlds.  On Friday after school, through some careful planning, I was able to bring them together.

Instead of coaching cross-country at lunch that day, I ran an after school practice.  This gave us more time – to warm-up, to do some speedwork and cool-down, all while covering the distance that the kids need in preparation of their meet.  We were joined by parents, co-workers and my son (who met us after he finished school), happy to motivate everyone through the workout. We had an amazing hour and the students and parents were truly grateful for the extra time. 

When I got home, I headed out for my own run.  I was on a high from having such a successful practice and I carried that feeling with me.  When I got home, I felt the excitement that has been missing in my running for a long time.  Suddenly, I was inspired to push myself forward and set new goals.

So, yes, my worlds collided and sparks went off; I am truly excited about running again and it is great!

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