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Its been more than a year since I have done any sort of serious running.....weather, work, travel...all sorts of excuses. So this quote by Roger Bannister really hit home
“We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves. The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable.”
....guess its time to lace up those shoes again and head out.

Random 87

Dawn, beautiful dawn, the Chief,
This day, let it be well with me as I go;
Let it be well before me as I go;
Let it be well behind me as I go;
Let it be well beneath me as I go;
Let it be well above me as I go;
Let all I see be well as I go.
(Navajo prayer to the dawn as translated by Theodore Roosevelt)


Whenever you're called on to make up your mind,
and you're hampered by not having any,
the best way to solve the dilemma, you'll find,
is simply by spinning a penny.
No — not so that chance shall decide the affair
while you're passively standing there moping;
but the moment the penny is up in the air,
you suddenly know what you're hoping
-Piet Hein

Random 86

An illustrated guide to a PhD....heh......so ironic and true :)

Random 85

Good ol' Coach Joe at his best here (from the HCTR listserv)

I do believe that each long run for me is a Vision Quest... for me to find a better me.
And some are a reminder of how frail and weak I am... a reminder that I am only human.
But all that really matters is that I can still GO... fast or slow, no matter... as long as I can GO.
And I wish that I could take a few old friends with me ...
Rick Gastelum, Red Spicer, Dan Keitz, my mom, and my brother to name a few.
They would love to... just GO!

I do these long runs for endless reasons....
... for that one MOMENT that defines a season.
... for that one FRIEND that I would never have met otherwise
... for that one FEELING that I cannot find elsewhere
... for that one PERSON who I have become and continue to become.

so.. send the masses and let em all come to play.
I will continue to sort em out into Good, Bad, Nice, Mean, and so on...
and wonder occasionally into which category I fall in their eyes.
but not worry about it too much

old school, new school, its just school... when you quit changing... you have died.
Life is good!
I need to get back to finding myself now :)