Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wise words shared by a wise friend...

"Nietzsche was the one who did the job for me. At a certain moment
in his life, the idea came to him of what he called "the love of your
fate." Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say,
"This is what I need." It may look like a wreck, but go at it as
though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that
moment - not discouragement - you will find the strength is there. Any
disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your
stature, and your life. What a privilege! This is when the spontaneity
of your own nature will have a chance to flow.
   Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the moments
which seemed to be great failures followed by wreckage were the
incidents that shaped the life you have now. You'll see that this is
really true. Nothing can happen to you that is not positive. Even
though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is
not. The crisis throws you back, and when you are required to exhibit
strength, it comes. " -Joseph Campbell

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Olympic spirit

"I honestly haven't felt that kind of pain since I pushed out a baby." - Kara Goucher, on her 11th place finish in today's Olympic marathon.  

Shalane and Kara, training partners and friends, inspiring all the way through 26.2.   

Yesterday, at the Beach to Beacon 10K, I was able to race with my best friend, former training partner, roommate, twelve-season college teammate and co-captain, Jessica Minty.  This was the first race we competed in together since 2006, Colby College outdoor track.  We’ve been through different states, relationships, apartments, jobs, and teams.  After all this time, it’s like nothing has ever changed.   

Here we are representing the Saucony Hurricanes and New Balance Boston