Sunday, September 21, 2008

Inspirational stuff

When I ask folks for music or quotes or just plain pats on the back, they always come through. I sort of wonder about some of them, given what they come through with (Britney Spears? Really?) but I do love that people actually take the time to respond to my requests. So I thought I'd share the inspirational quotes that have thus far made their way into my little in-box. And because I'm me, I can't resist editorializing on them too.

"Pride is holding your head up when everyone else has their's bowed. Courage is what makes you do it." (Well, courage...or stupidity, one of the two.)

"Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal." (Or they are the things you trip over, like curbs and speed bumps. Oh sorry, that's just my clumsiness showing again.)

"Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory!" (Bwahahahahahahahaha!)

"The only easy day was yesterday..." (Given that I lounged in my bed yesterday--sicker than sick--this is probably true. However, I suspect I won't be thinking this at all the day *after* the marathon.)

"If you do what you always did, you'll get what you always got..." (I've only heard this one with regards to weigh loss. Sadly, as my too tight pants can attest, this one is all too true.)

And my personal favorite, because I am the queen of schadenfreude: "Misery loves company." (Why else would I like running in a group?! If I have to suffer, I want others to come along for the ride!)

As cynical as I've made this post seem, I do love the encouragement though, so keep it coming, unless you encourage like my mother, who asked if I was going to lose all control of my bowels and continue running anyway because I'd forgotten to care there was cr@p ooshing down my legs. With this kind of familial backing, is it any wonder I am the way I am?

1 comment:

  1. Love the mom comment! Sounds like something my dad would say. Adult diapers are the key if there's any chance of that happening...

    Nothing inspirational other than I'm in total awe that you're doing this. Now if it was a reading marathon, I'd be right there with you. But exercise and my name are just not copesetic (sp??)


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