Friday, June 23, 2006

Last one for the day!

This one came to me from my sweetie Jay, it is very fitting right now! Jay is getting his drop bags ready as I write this for his first trail 100 at Western States.

Train hard, play hard but most of all keep it fun and surround yourself with people who believe in what you are doing and visa versa!


"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My favorite quote is by Mark Twight from the essay Will and Suffering on the Gym Jones website. It describes you and your BW2X project perfectly. The entire essay is worth reading but the very best paragraph is copied below.

"Where does this strong will and hardness come from? It derives from recognizing desires and goals and then enduring whatever it takes to fulfill them. A strong will grows from suffering successfully and being rewarded for it. Does a strong will come from years of multi-hour training runs or do those runs result from a dominating will? There is no right answer because will and action feed one another."

Best of luck to Jay!