The other day I wrote a piece about coincidence (and how to resolve the unbelievable coincidences that hinder good story telling).
A couple of days later I tossed up a kind of random post about running hills. I was just feeling good about still being able to challenge myself as I hobble into old man territory. I directed the post to my New York friend, Cat Bradley, who is also a runner. Little did I know that Cat was also doing hill repeats, and that even as I posted the photo of the hill I had just run, Cat was writing a post about her experience in forcing herself to run the hills.
Simply a coincidence of two people with similar interests having a similar experience at the same time?
But while Cat’s story is ostensibly about running, you’ll see that it’s much more than that. It’s about what it takes to move forward in life. Click here.
Footnote: The kitty in the photo is actually the First Place Prize I won in the Old Man Division of the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee 2 Miler a couple of years ago. As you can imagine, the competition in the Old Man Division was very light that day. Still, it took everything I had to get past the guy with the walker.
June 8, 2018 at 7:52 am
Talk about surprise endings! I was expecting the link to be to the piece about running.
June 8, 2018 at 7:55 am
you mean you already know how to spell ostensibly? i saw that about 2 seconds after i published. it’s fixed now. unfortunately, email subscribers get only the original post. sorry about that.
June 8, 2018 at 2:18 pm
I even knew what it means, ’cause I’m bad like that.
Excellent blog, only now I realize how totally undisciplined I am. Truth hurts.
June 8, 2018 at 2:24 pm
in our book group the other day, Larry used the term elucidate. i had to ask the meaning. then he told me the root word, lucid. so it makes sense now. point is, i don’t know them fancy words so i’ve gots to look them up. me being a hillbilly and all. i won’t tell you how i was spelling ostensibly until i looked it up.