Monday, March 26, 2012

Motivate Me Monday: Where Have I Been And Things That Make My Heart Swell

I'm here!  Alive and well, survived my Rock N Roll USA Half Marathon last week and my 5K race yesterday.  You can say I've been busy.  I had to shift gears and focus on family and home stuff after RnR.  I've been working on both race recaps simultaneously, so they'll be up soon, I hope!

How is everybody doing?  I know so many of you raced these last 2 weeks.  I'd love to hear about them!

In the mean time, just wanted to share these people/words/music/images that make my heart swell: 

1)  This quote by Jeanette LeBlanc always dares me to dream bigger and erases all fears for me.

 "Experience. Dream. Risk. Close your eyes and jump. Enjoy the free fall. Choose exhilaration over comfort. Choose magic over predictability. Choose potential over safety. Wake up to the magic of everyday life. Make friends with your intuition. Trust your gut. Discover the beauty of uncertainty. Know yourself fully before you make promises to another. Make millions of mistake so that you will know how to choose what your really need. Know when to hold on and when to let go. Love hard and often and without reservation. Seek knowledge. Open yourself to possibility. Keep your heart open, your head high and your spirit free. Embrace your darkness along with your light. Be wrong every once in a while, and don't be afraid to admit it. Awaken to the brilliance in ordinary moments. Tell the truth about yourself no matter what the cost. Own your reality without apology. See goodness in the world. Be Bold. Be Fierce. Be Grateful. Be Wild, Crazy and Gloriously Free. Be YOU.

Go now, and live."

- Jeanette Leblanc

2)  Another Reason Why You Can Never Judge a Book By Its Cover.  Meet Jonathan and Charlotte, two friends, an unlikely pair to be performing together, but they've got this dream.

You need to go to THIS LINK to watch them go after their dream. 

Jonathan and Charlotte remind me of runners who don't fit the stereotype of what a runner should look like.  You know what I'm talking about.  Instead of slender muscle-packed bodies, there are runners in all shapes and sizes who will defy your initial judgement.  Just because a runner is a little bit on the heavy side doesn't mean he/she is slow.

3)  Ragnar Relay Washington DC (and other Ragnar Relay Races!).  Helping The Hubs organize a team for this year made me nostalgic for my Ragnar experience.  It's the song and the images in this vid that make my heart ooze with so much love for running and running with friends.

4)  Hood To Coast, The Movie!  I signed up for Ragnar DC AFTER watching Hood To Coast, the movie.  Goosebumps! 


What motivates you this week and makes your heart swell?  Please share!  Have you seen Hood To Coast, The Movie?  Have you done a relay race?

1 comment:

  1. I would love to do a relay race, but I'm scared to death to run a) trails and b) in the dark and c) trails in the dark.

    I'm motivated to finish my half on Sunday. Run, walk, crawl.


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