Monday, June 18, 2012

Oh, The Places You'll Go...

One thing I can credit running with teaching me is adaptability.  During an ultra, there come many times when you are forced to amend your original plan, and make decisions in the moment.  Whether or not it is the perfect decision is irrelevant, it just has to be the best decision at that time, based on the information that you have at hand. Once made, you have to put into place any actions necessary to make that decision work.  That is where I am at in my life right now.  This is one of those moments where I have an array of options before me.  All are good.  I just have to decide which path to follow.  The great thing is that through my races, I have developed a lot of confidence in my decision making, and I always know that if some time down the line I need to reevaluate, I can take a step back and do so.

I am also a big picture kind of girl.  I don't usually get too bogged down in the minutiae of the moment.  I guess, from a trail running perspective, I don't let the trees get in the way of my view of the forest.  :)  What I see right now is how incredibly blessed I have been over the last year to have been the driving force behind Geaux Run.  I have left that job with so many treasures that can't be seen.  Connections have been made, and lifelong friendships have been formed.  And, the best part of all....seeds of achievement have been planted!

It is not because of me that you may be having that little tickle in the back of your brain about doing something ridiculous like trying out trail running, or running a half marathon, or even an ultra.  That was always there in you, just waiting for you to be ready.  Well, what the heck are you waiting for?  Life is short, folks, and adventure awaits.

I will continue this blog as long as there is interest, and I will keep you up to date with my training and what direction my life heads.  I can honestly say that right now, I have no idea what direction that might be, but I am okay with that.  They say that when a door closes, God opens a window.  Well, in my life, when a door closes, the entire side of the building is usually blown off.  There is always something bigger and better out there, its just up to me to be open to it.

Please feel free to share my blog address with your friends, and if they were my customer/friends at the store, tell them they can friend me personally on FB to keep up with group runs, etc that will be happening in the area.  Running is bigger than any store front.  It is a community of amazing people that I am very grateful to be a small part of.

Happy Running, Folks!



  1. Edie, whether you accept the responsibility or not I am crediting you with my new found love of both trail and ultra running!! Without you I would never have known about Chicot! Without you I would never have signed up for my first Ultra Marathon! Without you I would not the joy of wearing Salomon Speed Cross 3's. Without you I would not be smitten with the phrase "it's only..." You are more to this community than you take credit for and for that we continue to love and appreciate you. Whatever you do, you will be great. Selfishly, I only hope I can continue to be involved.

  2. :) Tim, you are a very dear part of my family. I will ALWAYS want you to be a part of my life. One of the many blessings I have gained over the last year.

  3. Edie! You are such an amazing lady and such an inspiration! Thanks for your constant encouragement! Baby won't be long and the road is calling my name :-) keep your chin up and keep on trucking. Keep in touch on fb.