Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Today

Today is just another day, but it is not just another day. It's not my birthday or anniversary, and it's not a holiday.

But today is a privilege. It is an opportunity. It is a gift.

Today is the day that I wake up at 5 a.m. to get my run in, again.

Today is the day that I feel the wind in my face, but continue up the hill in the dark.

Today is the day that I once again feel my heart pumping and my legs turning, and I celebrate today.

I celebrate today because no matter what comes my way, I know who I am. And I like her.

I celebrate today because it changes me. For the better.

I celebrate today because I have another breath, another chance. And I love today.

I love today because I got to watch my babies open their sleepy eyes to today. I got to hear their voices laugh. I got to give them hugs and kisses.

I love today because however little the improvements are, I will improve today. I will become stronger and faster today. I will be tougher when I go to sleep tonight than I was when I woke up this morning.

I will climb the mountain again today. It will be hard, and my lungs will burn, but I will keep going. And it will feel good when I reach the top.

Nothing compares to today. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is uncertain. But I have today.

I will celebrate today.

21 comments:

J~Mom said...

Can I steal this? Or quote it? I love it!!! It's a great way to keep things in perspective.

Missy said...

Just got your message on my blog. I've been out of it for ~a week now b/c I've been under the weather. This funk sucks! Anyway, I'm looking forward to GCT and can't believe it's ~7 weeks away. I've been to IMFL twice before I got the guts to get a voucher. It really is something to see...now doing it is going to be another story altogether. See you at the pool.
Missy

TJ said...

Great post Lana!

TriSaraTops said...

Beautiful post!

TriSonq said...

Amen!

I was feeling sleepy and crappy, but this post got me fired up.

Thanks Lana!

momo said...

thanks lana, sometimes i forget the blessing that each day is.

big hugs to you!

Taconite Boy said...

how am I supposed to throw you back in the TofS after this post!

Life is gift from God

Great post

faithrunner said...

Yep, you're right. Celebrate today because you have it, you have it for a short time and then it's gone. Let everyday be a day to celebrate no matter the circumstances. A day of training without pain from an injury is a day to celebrate too! Great job on your race by the way, you're bookin'! Keep up the great work.

Christine said...

Carpe Diem! Its how I live my life.......and when it really gets bad....carpe diem turns to "and this too shall pass" hahaha

Holly Jane said...

Nice post Tiger!

jahowie said...

Nice post. Much more positive than my last one. :-)

Anonymous said...

Just came across your blog from EvoTri. Great post today!

I'm up the interstate in Franklin and am on BT as well, orange223 is my post name.

Great to see another Tennessee tri person!

Terry

Tri-Dummy said...

Nice.

tri-mama said...

Beautiful!

jkrunning said...

That's an awesome post. Thanks for the reminder.

RunBubbaRun said...

Great words to remember what today is all about and remembering to live in the moment.

thanks

Iron Girl Nyhus said...

Thats wonderful Lana. Great way to keep things in perspective and be thankful for each day.

greyhound said...

Teach me, o Lord, to number my days.

triguyjt said...

all the phrases are fantastic.. i especially love the final one about nothing compares to today

great post lana

Tri chick said...

Great post. New to your blog. I love it already. Thanks for putting my day into perspective. I will be watching and reading for journey to Ironman

Darrell said...

You got that right!