My Life as a Dog

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What is Wrong with Me?!

I think I've gone crazy! Last night I was talked into running a relay race coming up in May. Sure I've run one 5K and I have another one scheduled in March but this relay is a 70 mile race. Granted, I will not be running all 70 miles. We will have a team of six runners with two legs each. So that means I will actually be running about a total 12 miles in two separate legs. This is what scares me: each leg is still about twice what I have been running. Then combine that with the possibility of 90 degree heat. So far we have 4 committed in our team of 6. Hope we can get two more!

This excites me and scares me all at once! :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Rex Lee Run

I'm doing it again. After my Santa Run one of my nieces got inspired made me commit to running another 5K with her. We decided that March would be a good time to do it. So I looked into what was available and found the Rex Lee Run - Run for a Cure is in March. I have been telling everyone that I was going to do it because that is just how I am: I like to over-share. Well March is almost here and my niece has decided it will still be too cold for her asthma issues and running. But now I have publicly committed to it too. So last week I officially registered on my own. :( Since then I have been recruiting others to run too. I'm pleased to report that I won't be running it alone. I have several friends planning on it now. Well, at least I won't be starting it alone. Who knows once we start actually running.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Quotes I Like

I often post quotes on Facebook that I really like. I'm going to continue to do that. The only problem is that they are then hard to find again. They are just lost out there among my endless status updates. These are things I would like to remember and reference. So I've gone back over the last two months on my Facebook wall to find any quotes I posted. Here they are. Enjoy them. Save them. Internalize them.
‎"Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken, it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable."
- C.S. Lewis

‎"If others are responsible for my misery, I am stuck. If I am responsible, I am free."
- The Choice

‎"No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep picking ourselves up each time. We shall of course be very muddy and tattered children by the time we reach home. But the bathrooms are all ready, the towels put out, and the clean clothes in the airing cupboard. The only fatal thing is to lose one's temper and give it up."
- C.S. Lewis

‎"When a battered, weary swimmer tries valiantly to get back to shore having fought strong winds and rough waves that he should have never challenged in the first place, those of us who might have had better judgment (or perhaps just better luck) ought not to row out to his side, beat him with our oars, and shove his head back underwater. That's not what boats were made for."
- Elder Jeffery R. Holland

‎"It has been said and said truly, that the greatest fault is to be conscious of no fault. Self-righteousness shuts a man off both from God and men."

‎"When we work from a place I believe that says, 'I'm enough,' then we stop screaming and start listening, we're kinder and gentler to the people around us, and we're kinder and gentler to ourselves."
-Brené Brown

‎"When all is said and done, a large part of our success at love will depend on our ability to accept human nature as it is. The judgemental temperament never generates much affection. To put it another way, we need to strive for as much understanding of others as we grant ourselves."
- Alan Loy McGinnis

‎"Those persons who will let their hearts go and who will freely declare their admiration and affection are very hard to turn down."
- Alan Loy McGinnis

‎"The recovery of emotional freedom: When I am able to simply be myself rather than focus on myself -- to stand self-forgetfully."
- The Arbinger Institute

"If we build more windows and fewer walls, we will have more friends."
- Alan Loy McGinnis