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eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. it is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd. ~ edith sitwell
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starting january 1st i began a goal of running every day for the entire year of 2013. the goal is to complete 1-2 miles each day at the very least. my friend angie created a facebook group for motivation and accountability. when faced with the challenge i thought… what an awesome thing. i can totally do this! so i began running at least 2 miles every day on january 1st.
then last month (february) i stumbled upon a facebook post that talked about a 100 mile challenge. it was right at the end of the month and i had no idea how many miles i had ran total but i decided to join the facebook challenge to complete 100 running miles in 28 days and log my miles anyway. i completed 118.39. i’m pretty proud of that goal.
i’m learning so many things about myself from this challenge. i am learning that i can push on even when my body is screaming at me that it cannot possibly go another mile. i’m learning that i am stronger than my fears. i’m learning that i can run through weather that just one year ago i would have balked at and told you only crazy people run in. i love to run.
running soothes my mind and calms my soul. it makes any bad day better and puts a smile on my face every time. even a bad run is a good run. there has never been a time that i’ve gone on a run or run on the treadmill that i’ve said when i was done that i wished i didn’t do that.
i have no doubt that i will complete the 1 a day challenge. i may not try to do another 120 in a month but at least i can say that i’ve done it.
there’s a lot to be said for giving yourself goals and then smashing them to bits. set a goal people… and then demolish that goal!
I BELIEVE IN YOU!
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there are tibetan buddhist monks in a temple in the himalayas endlessly reciting mantras for the cessation of your suffering and for the flourishing of your happiness.
someone you haven’t met yet is already dreaming of adoring you.
someone is writing a book that you will read in the next two years that will change how you look at life.
nuns in the alps are in endless vigil, praying for the holy spirit to alight the hearts of all of god’s children.
a farmer is looking at his organic crops and whispering, “nourish them.”
someone wants to kiss you, to hold you, to make tea for you. someone is willing to lend you money, wants to know what your favourite food is, and treat you to a movie. someone in your orbit has something immensely valuable to give you — for free.
something is being invented this year that will change how your generation lives, communicates, heals and passes on.
the next great song is being rehearsed.
thousands of people are in yoga classes right now intentionally sending light out from their heart chakras and wrapping it around the earth.
millions of children are assuming that everything is amazing and will always be that way.
someone is in profound pain, and a few months from now, they’ll be thriving like never before. they just can’t see it from where they’re at.
someone who is craving to be partnered, to be acknowledged, to ARRIVE, will get precisely what they want — and even more. and because that gift will be so fantastical in it’s reach and sweetness, it will quite magically alter their memory of angsty longing and render it all “so worth the wait.“
someone has recently cracked open their joyous, genuine nature because they did the hard work of hauling years of oppression off of their psyche — this luminous juju is floating in the ether, and is accessible to you.
someone just this second wished for world peace, in earnest.
someone is fighting the fight so that you don’t have to.
some civil servant is making sure that you get your mail, and your garbage is picked up, that the trains are running on time, and that you are generally safe. someone is dedicating their days to protecting your civil liberties and clean drinking water.
someone is regaining their sanity. someone is coming back from the dead. someone is genuinely forgiving the seemingly unforgivable. someone is curing the incurable.
You. Me. Some. One. Now
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St. Mary’s Bell Tower Run (5K) - June 22, 2012 - First Race Ever
time = 25:53.16
2nd in my age group (30-39)
placed 33rd overall
11th among the women
this is the first race i’ve ever done and honestly i thought i was going to die. little kids were passing me all over the place. i thought i was going so slow so i’m really happy with my time. i had no idea how things work so afterwards my friend and i just went to the festival and got drinks and watched the kids ride the rides… i had no idea i had won anything until the next day when i sent an e-mail looking for my time. learn something new every day i guess.
“Other situations mentioned include chiropractic adjustments, hard sneezes or coughs, and even relaxing into a beauty salon’s sink.”
so folks… don’t get your yoga pants in a bunch. there are several other every day things that can also cause a stroke… namaste1 notes