"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Two Words

Mistakes and Regrets:

Two simple words whose depth of meaning belie their simple syllabic form.

Two small words which carry vast burdens of oppressive weight.

Two short words whose import are both eye opening and life changing.

Two words I carry with me.

3 comments:

Beth said...

This too will pass....xoxo
-Beth

Fe-lady said...

You are SO not alone!

Everyone has both of them....let them go if you can.

Charles H. Green said...

Thanks for your nice comments about "john" and "jane" on my blog. Glad to meet you.

As someone who ran one marathon (a long time ago--Montreal, 1982), I loved reading what you're up to. A couple of recollections:

-I first had no doubts I could do it when I finally ran 18 miles. When I first did 13, the thought of doubling it was daunting; but at 18, I could say shoot, I can easily do another 8, that's less than a short long day.

-I really came to understand human physiology through a close relative of your Einsteinian equation--the Beer Factor.
The Beer Factor is 1 beer = 100 calories = 1 mile burned. Hence, a 6-beer run; a 10-beer run; that is, expressing runs in beers neutralized, hence beers able to be consumed without weight consequences. (Since then, I've decided I'm the type of person who really shouldn't have any beers at all--but that's another story).

Go Marine Corps Marathon! Just don't blow out your knee by being obsessive on the way there. You can do it a lot better by missing a few days training than by pulling a Chester on the day of!

Charlie Green