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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rest In Peace

Sometimes you need to remember why you run. Do you do it to lose weight, have a healthy heart, because someone else told you to, or because you love it? I run alot. Many runs I go on, I do for me. I don't care how long it takes me and I may not even have a plan, but I just go out and run until I want to stop. It feels good. I'm reminded, during each of these runs, how grateful I am to be able to do this healthy activity. Or even how grateful I am to have legs to be able to run; how grateful I am to not be sick in a hospital; how grateful I am to be alive. To me, that's what running is all about. It's a celebration of life, and a time to celebrate the lives of everyone who can't run. It gives you the courage, determination, power, and passion with which to live your life. It gives you the motivation to go after your dreams, no matter how lofty. Become the person that you want to be, and never say, "I can't." Keep trying and trying to achieve the impossible. Never give up on your life or the people in it. Stay true and honest with yourself and with others and believe that anything is possible. Steve Jobs reminded us all to live your life with purpose and with love in your heart for everything that you do. May he rest in peace. 

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.  Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.  Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.  You are already naked.  There is no reason not to follow your heart. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish."  -Steve Jobs

"That's what a computer is to me:  the computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with.  It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."  -Steve Jobs

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven't found it yet, keep looking.  Don't settle.  As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.  And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.  So keep looking until you find it.  Don't settle."  -Steve Jobs

"Your time is limited, so don't wast it living someone else's life.  Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's thinking.  Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.  Everything else is secondary."  -Steve Jobs

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