Have you ever put more on your plate than you could eat? I think we all have done it once or twice. What do you do when you realize that you?ve taken too much? Do you eat it all anyhow? Do you ask for a container to home to leftovers? Or do you just leave it behind to be thrown out?
I tend to be one who hates letting things go to waste. I?ve sort of always been that way. I am also not one to save just a little bit for later. I?ll wrap up a good size portion, but I?ll finish off any small amount of excess food. When it?s all eaten up, I gently rub my belly and wonder what possessed me. It?s like this with other things too.
Take running for example: Today, I planned a run that was more than I was supposed to do. My schedule said to run 14 miles. I planned a 16 mile run. And although I have been doing my long runs on a flat, paved surface, today I was planning a VERY hilly run. It was a bit much, but I didn?t want to cut short a perfectly good run by turning around with only 1 mile more to the top of the hill. It just seemed a shame to go that far, without taking in the view from the top.
It WAS a spectacular view. Cindy and I came down the hill cautiously due to the muddy areas. We laughed as we went. In the last couple of miles we agreed not to increase the pace, as we usually do, and just finish. With pride for a run well done, we made our way home to the kids, and the weekend chores. As the day comes to an end, we gently rub our legs and wonder what possessed us this time.