Maybe it was the truffled frites from the night before, or the perfect fall day. It could have been the easy tune I had playing on the Shuffle, but a recent run found me, most unusually, cranking out miles without much effort.
And that’s when it came to me.
For months, I’d been ping-ponging between yes and no. Yes, to train for the Tobacco Road spring marathon. No, it’s too much to do in too little time. Yes. No.
But as I cruised along the trail, the answer arrived, unbidden. Yes. No.
I could do half!
True, I’d already traversed that distance in 2009, and this wouldn’t be the dream of 26.2, but half felt like having a party instead of studying for an exam. It felt like FUN. And thinking about running the equivalent of a Boston Qualifying pace left me positively giddy.
Half looked a lot like joy.
Are you ping-ponging between two choices? Is there a middle ground between A and Z? Can you do half right now, in life or business, on your way to pushing glory?
Send me some good vibes for a 1:52 this spring, and I’ll send you some for doing half with joy.