Thursday, May 17, 2007

Opportunities Pass

That doesn't sound like anything fancy, but the words "Opportunities Pass" has as much truth to it as anything I've ever heard. Someone told me that about 5 years ago, and it has stuck with me, echoing daily in the back of my head.

It's nearing 10 a.m. here in Middle Tennessee today, and lets name the opportunities that have already passed me by...
  • Seeing the sunrise on one of the most beautiful spring mornings yet
  • Hearing the birds sing as my heart rate could have risen while doing the 400 meter repeats at 10k pace that my training schedule said to do.
  • Swimming laps with Briar before school on what was an easy swim day for me, making it easy to get in my work while spending time with him.
  • Riding my bike along side Briar on his way to school. - today would have been a perfect day for him to ride to school.
I traded those things in for 1.5 hrs of extra sleep this morning that I really didn't even need.

No excuses. I'm just not taking advantage of the opportunities I've been given. I am not receiving the beauty, the love, and the zeal for life that is out there for the taking. I know it's there, and it's just a little out of my reach right now...but if lunged out a little I could get to it. I don't know what it's going to take, but I'm not giving up.

I will get my work out in during my lunch break, and I'll enjoy the weather and sunshine given to me. I have been doing better about disciplining myself to get the things done around my house that need to be done, so I will continue that this evening. I'll soak up the time I have with the boys tonight. I'll get in the bed at a decent hour, and pray that I'll have another opportunity tomorrow. I am going to get it together, eventually. Tomorrow is another day.


TRI Vortex said...

no comments...just wow. I need to get off my butt. Thanks.

Cliff Tam said...


what are u talking about? I would love to get an hour and a half more sleep. I am sure your body needs it. If not, you would be up..

just trying ot mkae u feel better...i figure since u slept..u must as well indulge it :)

Laurie said...

OMG LAna!! I haven't been keeping up with the blogs lately and I just saw Bo's arm! I would have PASSED OUT if that happened to one of my kids. How is he doing??? I have never seen that before. I can tell you are getting overwhelmed. That happens to me a lot so some form of my life always suffers when it does. Just drop whatever is giving you the most stress. (No not your kids) If you have to back out of some it. What's the point if you can't enjoy it? Right?

jkrunning said...

I miss alot of opportunities in order to sleep in. We can't beat ourselves up about it. You'll make up for it.

Bridgette said...

I would sell my 3 y/o for 1.5 hours of sleep... any takers?