Have you ever thought about what stability means?
It probably means different things to different people, but to me it means balance.
There are numerous ways I desperately try to maintain balance and stability in my life.
First and foremost, I try to keep balance with my attitude. I cannot control every situation I find myself in (or that finds me), but I can control my attitude. I've been around people who never seem to smile. Ever. It's a drag to even be in the same room with them. Some smile back, some do not. Either way, smiling helps me cope with awkward situations.
I think it's important to stay humble. There is nothing to be gained by being boastful and arrogant. I'm proud that I can run 26.2 miles (and farther), and I can do so without having to "zombie walk" the next day. I also know there are others who can run those same 26.2 miles twice as fast, and many others can run twice as far.
Most of all, it's crucial to maintain balance and stability with my life. I love running, and I love doing races. And even though I am blessed with a great support system of family and friends.....not all of them share in my love of running. It's not fair for me to eat, sleep, and live running 24/7 when others can't share it with me in the same capacity. There's a time and place for training, and a time and a place for other things social. I'm thankful to have figured out this little detail and found a balance that works for me.
Today, I'm liking up with Deb at Deb Runs for the Wednesday Word. Today's word is stability. I invite you to check out the linkup, and see what everyone's saying about stability.