2/6/10

Inspiration from Yasso

Success does not come to the most righteous and rigorously disciplined but to those who continue running. Amby Burfoot

So...what hapened to my calm friday night as I was going to stay home and catch up on all my antics and rest up...get rid of this cold?

Well...finished my Bart Yasso Book, "my life on the run"...very good book if anyone wants to borrow it.
There are some very good quotes out there that influence running to a T and yes, Bart Yasso is an inspiring runner who knows his stuff.

Best quotes:

"Winning is a nice reward...but glory isn't the payoff. This may sound cliche, but the reward is living the lifestylr and embracing the journey. It's not only about finishing. It's about moving forward. It's a lesson I took to heart, and I was glad I did."

"...I can still make every runner feel like a hero. If you don't feel welcome in a sport or job or a family, you don't stick around. Running is about acceptance-of yourself and others. When you're out on the trail sweating, it doesn't matter if the guy or gal next to you works at a fast-food joint or is CEO of Kellogg's. It doesn't matter what color they are, or how old they are, or what religion they practice, if any at all."

"Running celebrates our community...I feel more like myself when I run...or at least I feel like the self I like best. Running inspires creativity, relieves stress, and gives us insight into ourselves and the world, making the human condition more tolerable."

It brought great prosper and inspiration that sometimes you just need to enjoy the little aspects in life. Enjoy the teachings of others and enjoy your time on the run.

1 comment:

Pat said...

LOVED this book. Great stories.