Pondering life lessons while running

Lesson #1: While an uphill climb is always hard, an easier downward slope is just around the corner

Lesson #2: Never be discouraged by someone zipping past. They may have just ventured out while you are on your 15th mile.

Lesson #3: Conversely, never be overly encouraged by the slow trudging — they may be logging their 20th mile.

Lesson #4: Any large accomplishment is nothing but a strung together series of small accomplishments

Lesson #5: You are a well oiled machine when your body, mind and breath work in unison

Lesson #6: Even if the end goal seems impossible, it always gets easier once you start