A Difficult Discussion by Chris Joseph



I love running, but I love my family more!
Last weekend I was faced with a dilemma. Run the Cardiff half marathon or go to a birthday party in Ascot!
You might be thinking – that’s a no-brainer! But it wasn’t. I’d signed up and paid for the race months ago. I love the the buzz of 10’s of thousands of footsteps around me – the energy – the movement.
I also love my wife and kids and I’m away for quite a few weekends over the next couple of months.
It was a values clash. I meditated on it. I learnt that my value for connection with family and friends was greater than my value for running and fitness.
I went to the party … I was the difference for my family…. I did check that they wanted me to go first!