From a meditation book by Melody Beattie, which has been so valuable to me these past couple of months:
You don’t have to fear change. What you need to fear, a friend once told me, is things remaining the same. When that happens, life has stopped.
Life is an evolution. Your life is constantly, quietly evolving each moment into something new, something different, something that adds gracefully, beautifully, and perfectly to what was. You can trust that process with all its insights, clarity, confusion, and emotion. You can trust that process with its peace, joy, laughter and its side trips.
Learn to honor and love the process of continual evolution and transformation. It’s how things grow. It’s how you grow. It’s how life is.
Learn to embrace change.
I’m not gonna lie. I’m terrified of the changes that become official today. But I am going to do my best to do as this passage suggests and embrace the change. Stay tuned.
7.4 miles of hill loops with the group this morning. The idea was to work on various paces during each loop (loops are 1.5 miles). Marathon pace, half marathon pace, then 10k pace. I felt good on the MP and HMP loops (8:02 and 7:42) – breathing was right where I think it should have been for those paces, even with the hills. The 10k loop I don’t think I did fast enough (7:38). I can do a 10k faster than that. Still, it felt like a good workout.