“Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you have to keep moving.”
I’m not an academic, so it is much easier for me to relate to Einstein’s theory about life then it is to his theory about relativity. Less than one year ago, I knew essentially nothing about blogging, yet today marks my fiftieth post on Rite2Run. A weekly blog maintains a certain balance in my writing life, and in an indirect way it helps my running.
Movement is the magic formula not only for runners and cyclists, but for writers, artists, tradesmen, businessmen/women and other professionals. Move forward to maintain balance—stop and you fall over.
A fiftieth blog is a milestone. Whenever I hit a milestone I feel compelled to celebrate with a run. I’ll always remember my fiftieth birthday because I celebrated with a thirteen-mile run along the Delaware Canal. Though it was seven years ago, I remember running along the canal that clear July afternoon like it was yesterday.
There is another milestone quickly approaching in my life. On May 7th I will celebrate my thirty-fifth wedding anniversary. Some people wonder how one woman put up with me for so long—truthfully, I wonder myself.
For my thirty-fifth wedding anniversary I will run the Bright Angel Trail into the Grand Canyon, a 12.2-mile out-and-back with a trailhead at 6,785 feet above sea level. The last time I ran at such altitude was in 2006 at the Run the Rockies Half-Marathon in Frisco, Colorado. I don’t intend to set any records, but I will remember what I did on my thirty-fifth wedding anniversary for sure. If you’d care to join me, just comment on the blog and I’ll let you know what time I’ll be at the trailhead.