Food for thought…
"Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself."
–Thomas Merton (with gratitude to Whiskey River)
Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Submitted by labyrinthofpoetry.
"To run cross country you must be stubborn. You cannot bring yourself down. You can’t let the miles faze you. You have to wake up and tell yourself to work harder than you did the day before. You have to make the conscious decision that you value accomplishment over comfort. Anyone can be a runner, but it takes a strong willed person who is willing to run the race on pure guts and 100% heart to be a cross country runner."
— (via runforfreetherapy)
whenever i get stressed out, i think about this picture and become this dog
"I don’t know if running changed my life or if I changed my life for running, but who cares really? My feet keep moving, my arms keep pumping, and my mantra keeps rolling, ‘Be patient. You got this.’"
— Valerie DiMambro (via runningxctf)
BERLIN DAY 6
Oberbaumbrücke - Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg
It’s funny to notice that in such a big city, some situations are pretty common.
Walking around the city and crossing this bridge with you is the proof that WE DID IT. No matter what it is going to happen, we did it.
Wir sind wunderbar.
"How can I know who I am until I see what I do? How can I know what I value until I see where I walk?"
— Karl Weick