How often do we let ourselves enjoy our adventures any more? How often do we stop to enjoy what is going on around us? I am a runner. I am happy on my feet, it doesn't matter if my feet are carrying me on trails or roads, that is where I am happy. My pregnancy has slowed me down and allowed me to enjoy the journey more and more. But how often do I get focused on miles, numbers, times, etc and miss out on where those miles are leading me?
I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of clients training for races. Many times people come to me with a time goal. We set up their training plan and meet regularly to see how things are going and make adjustments as needed. Every once in a while I get some one who is so focused on the time goal that they are missing out on the running, and even beginning to dislike the running because training isn't going as planned. What needs to change? Attitude, instead of running for time for a while run somewhere new and look around. Recognize the amazingness of where your very own feet can take you.
As adults our life becomes way too focused on our end game. Slow down and enjoy the journey. Obviously this applies way more than to just running but, as I am sure you have heard many times, running is a great metaphor for life.