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On the run

Ask me anything   I'm always doing a million things at once, always on the go,
but if I see something interesting, I'll be sure to let you know.


    …I wouldn’t change anything. The timing was perfect. I grew up alongside my sport. Our growing pains and glory days have bound together like sorority sisters.

    At the time, Ironman was king. We ultrarunners weren’t just fringe. We were freaks. The triathletes shaved their arms; we surgically removed our toenails. It was easy to disdain then, with their expensive gear and extensive press coverage. When we crossed the finish of a 100-miler, we had to wake up the lone volunteer to tell someone we’d arrived. We were punk rock.

    Our sport was bound to change, as Ironman itself had from its own quiet beginnings. The fresh baby face of ultrarunning would harden; its fashions would commercialize and its simple heroes would fall and be replaced by more traditional icons. Or maybe either sport could have gone the other route and faded to a tired obscurity…

    Jenn Shelton, ‘Things Fall Apart’, TrailRunner magazine, Issue 97, July 2014, p. 70.
    — 3 months ago with 1 note

    #quote  #Jenn Shelton  #TrailRunner  #she gets it  #it makes sense to me 
    "I knew from years of trail running that it’s not acquired skill or comfort but idiocy that makes life’s best moments."
    Jenn Shelton, ‘Things Fall Apart’, TrailRunner magazine, Issue 97, July 2014, p. 70.
    — 3 months ago

    #quote  #a quote that quotes 
    "I like a good beer buzz early in the morning…"

    All I Wanna Do, as made famous by Sheryl Crow.

    [Written by Baerwald, David Francis Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Bill / Cooper, William W. Ii / Gilbert, Kevin M. / Crow, Sheryl Suzanne.]


    — 8 months ago

    #beer  #buzz  #fun  #do  #quote  #sheryl crow 
    "The scariest moment is always just before you start."

    — King S (2001), On Writing, Kindle edition, Loc. 3208.

    Once again, King nails it and, once again, it’s true for many things. Don’t believe me? Here’s one example: running an ultramarathon.

    — 2 years ago

    #Because Mr King Said So  #quote  #thoughts 
    So true


    It’s amazing how common mental illnesses are, and how much they seem to be shied away from

    — 2 years ago with 9 notes

    #mental illness  #thought  #quote 
    What is sorry?

    Apologizing does not always mean you are wrong, it just means that you value your relationships more than your ego.

    — Unknown.

    I liked this when someone posted it on Facebook.

    And then I thought, it could also mean you’re in an abusive relationship with a narcissist.

    It could also mean that you’re valuing your relationship higher than the other party is valuing it.

    It could also mean that they’re valuing their ego higher than your relationship, higher than you.

    Just a thought…

    — 2 years ago

    #negativity  #thought  #quote  #narcissism 
    "… academic discourses work with propositional meanings of a decontextualised and abstract nature."
    Northedge, A 2003, ‘Enabling participation in academic discourse’, Teaching in Higher Education, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 169-180.
    — 2 years ago

    #indeed  #that's just what I was going to say  #WTF  #quote 


    Nathan Englander: “Write what you know” is the best and most misunderstood advice on writing. (via Big Think)

    This reminds me of what Geraldine Brooks contributed to the ‘Writers on Writing’ column in The New York Times. The following quote appears on the second page:

    Write what you know. Every guide for the aspiring author advises this. Because I live in a long-settled rural place, I know certain things. I know the feel of a newborn lamb’s damp, tight-curled fleece and the sharp sound a well-bucket chain makes as it scrapes on stone. But more than these material things, I know the feelings that flourish in small communities.

    And I know other kinds of emotional truths that I believe apply across the centuries. I delivered my son in a modern hospital, but his birth was a bloody, protracted, life-threatening obstetrical emergency. Of what I know from this, which matters more? That the doctor used precision-engineered forceps, or that I was terrified of losing my child?

    Source: Brooks, G 2001, ‘Timeless Tact Helps Sustain a Literary Time Traveler’, The New York Times, 2 July, viewed 6 March 2012, <>.

    (Source: landay2)

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes

    #reading  #quote 
    This is awesome.

    This is awesome.

    (Source: wildguess)

    — 3 years ago with 57404 notes