Quote of the Day – Norman Peale on Accomplishment

I’ve a couple things to celebrate today. First, that’s the place my bowling team ended the season in. First Place. We’re the season champions, I feel pretty awesome about that. Second, I opened my email today to find the following statement: “We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your appointment to…

2:17:36

I did it. I completed my half marathon with a time of 2:17:36. I had set out with a goal in my head of finishing in 2:10:00 – which would have been a 10:00 minute/mile pace. Before photo: We look excited to run 13.1 miles, don’t we? So jolly. 🙂 So close. I’ve found, however,…

Accomplishment

I think I might have a role in motivational speaking. Today I ran two new personal “bests.” A new personal best for distance. 5.3 miles and a personal best set of average minutes per mile at 11.31. It was really tough, but I have set a goal for myself and I’m currently reaching for that…

Remembering the beginnings

Something I have noticed far too much is that when we become great we stop doing the things that lead to our greatness. We spend so much time actually telling the world how great we are, or how we became great, but we never sustain those things which got us there. We abandon ourselves. This…

…Like the wind

So, if you’ve followed me on Twitter, Facebook, anywhere, you’ve heard me, no doubt, lamenting my decision to run a 5k. Well, I did it last weekend. I just wanted to share some pictures from it. Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement. What I was struck by, was a couple of things, First, there…

Disappointment

This really doesn’t have much of an answer, but I really need to find a place to just ramble on with my thoughts. This may or may not make a whole lot of sense – I apologize in advance. What do you do with disappointment. When someone has really let you down. When you really…

Speech: Final Persuasive

Finally. I’m done with all my classes for the term. This makes me happy. While I would love to rant and rave on and on about how fantastic I was. I really don’t have the energy and I’m really just glad this term is over. Hopefully I can relax for the next two weeks, before…

It does get better

With the post yesterday, I really didn’t want to build a post that was serious to go back to back with it, but I’ve been really affected by the latest news reports regarding bullying and suicides of Gay Teens. Typically, October is generally proclaimed to be National Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered History Month which also includes…