Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Courage to Start

I recently finished reading a book that quite literally is changing my life. The Courage To Start by John "The Penguin" Bingham is more than just a book on beginning a running program. It is, in fact, an instruction manual on how to rediscover yourself and your life. So much of the topics in this book rang true for my own experiences - self-criticism, lack of confidence, willingness to support and encourage others but not myself, fears of failure and fears of success. It quite literally brought me back when I thought I had lost myself forever - and reminded me to enjoy my life every precious moment by every precious moment. I thought about Mr. Bingham's advice to relish every second because that is what comprises life, and ended up having the best time out running tonight than I think I ever have. His book has helped give me "the courage to start" having a new outlook on life.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Practice makes perfect, or so I've heard, so I've been hitting the tennis courts on a regular basis, despite the cold and the wind that are trademarks of winter. I've signed up for another set of lessons beginning in March and am hoping to enter some tennis ladders in the spring as well. Looking forward to this new page in the story of my life! Makes Perfect - At Least I Hope!

Sunday, January 1, 2006

Happy New Year!

Tennis anyone? What a way to start off a new year! Helen, Steve, BJ, Seth and I ended up playing in an impromptu New Year's Day tennis tournament at the local park courts to celebrate the outstanding spring like weather. Warm sun, clear skies, good friends and a few hours of aerobic fun - Happy New Year everybody! I got it!