One of my good friends ran 3:38 in the Little Rock marathon over the weekend. This is the guy that ran OKC with me last year where he ran a 3:56. Little Rock is waaayyy more hilly than OKC so this is a real improvement. I'm tell ya, somethings in the air, we are all on a high (or we're all just high!) and things are great. I may go buy a lottery ticket!!
One of my favorite singers is George Strait and I had him on tonight during my run. There's something about one of his songs that really gets me every time I hear it. I can still make Cheyenne is just a great song for a guy like me.
She said, don't bother comin' home
By time you get here I'll be long gone
There's somebody new and he sure ain't no marathon man
He said, I'm sorry it's come down to this
There's so much about you that I'm gonna miss
But it's alright baby If I hurry I can still make Cheyenne
Gotta go now baby If I hurry I can still make Cheyenne
I think the thing I like is that this guy loves the girl deeply but has something else that is pulling him. I love romance and I love being involved with someone but I will always love running more. I know many people (mostly women, sorry girls!) who get so caught up in someone else that they let that person ruin their life. Life is so much more than just a relationship! I think it's so sad that people don't have other interests. I used to be that way and I'm so glad I found running and other things that I love. I want my kids to learn this attitude much quicker than I did. I don't want them obsessing over a girl. What a waste of your younger years! When I look back at what I missed because I was caught up with some girl I just want to puke! I could have done so much more!
I think this song says it best, "You're leaving? Well, I'll miss you but, OK, I've got other things to do!". It's that cowboy attitude of never letting anything get to you that much. I like to think that I'd have made a good cowboy.
Thanks for listening