Old Socks

Yesterday I finally tackled the task of pairing my old socks. A task that I’ve been continuously putting off, because lets be honest – no one likes doing laundry, its like cleaning the kitty litter… I put it off as long as possible. Needless to say, yesterday I did it, and now I have A LOT of unmatched socks. What to do, what to do?

Maybe I’m just really weird for feeling some kind of attachment to some of those socks. But what do you do with 2 left socks and no right? Or one huge sock and another that barely-covers your foot? I guess I could throw them out, but some of them are really pretty, others are old “racing” socks, and some are super comfy. My old, dirty socks are like old coaches and their training plans – they don’t match up with the new ones.

I learned the hard way you can’t hold onto old training plans. You can not move forward by trying to take pieces of what you used to do. When you move to the next stage in your development, its imperative to let go of the old and embrace the new. In the end it doesn’t matter what worked in the past, that won’t necessarily work in the future. As you grow both physically and emotionally the expectations also grow.

Goodbye for now… it’s time to trash my old, dirty socks.

“I run because it’s my passion, and not just a sport. Every time I walk out the door, I know why I’m going where I’m going and I’m already focused on that special place where I find my peace and solitude. Running, to me, is more than just physical exercise.. it’s a consistent reward for victory!” – Sasha Azevedo


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