- The path became dangerous.
- The initial goal was good, but a better one presented itself.
- The path was not good to begin with.
Obstacles? She fought an ankle injury. I caught a cold. We kept training, however, less enthusiastically than we would have liked.
Our original plan to pay the $40 registration fee and run a six mile race with hundreds of other runners was a good one, but we found a better one. This race might not have a famous name, but the logistics are better. The registration fee is only $15, the race will be small, it is closer to home, and best of all it will benefit a young man fighting a serious illness.
So we've corrected our course. We are well prepared as the original path conditioned us for the one we will actually follow. Sometimes those little detours are the very things we need to prepare us for the journey ahead.