When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.

The heart of the difference is not ability or even talent, but desire

The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Interesting transition.

It seems that many of a runner's blogs get slowly converted into personal diaries. Isn't it life? We tend to meet each other because of this passion to put one foot in front of another, and then, as we go along on " a run", we start talking...about races first, about training, about places we visited while running, and then may be while vacationing with family and friends...before we know it, we are discussing those family and friends and are asking for an opinion. Mostly we find an ear to relay details of our daily lives and a shoulder to cry when it called for.

Why not at work, Rob asked in his today's post? It's not simply about them not been runners. Those of us who are lucky to combine a job and a passion probably do talk about life matters at work as well. But sometimes it feels so busy, so like in ant house - everyone is multitasking, the brain is buzzing with solution solving techniques, we look at the clock - and the day is over. Not on the run. There is no rush. It's a simple act, that doesn't require much of a grey area involved (unless while planning). Adrenalin gets pumped up, endorphin fill the system, and we free ourselves from any constrains. The heart opens up, the words flow...

I found more friends and family when I joined running crazies then I could ever imagine. I am blessed with people. Of course, I get hurt. But it never stopped me to trust people. If not - why live?

It's a thank you note to all who cares. Cares to stop by and read, cares to post. Cares to remember, to give advice, to say a prayer. Cares to think. Dares to care...Thank you, I love you all.


  1. Hey Olga... I will post to get some love :)

    I am with you... let the endorphins fill the system and freee ourselves from any constraints :)

  2. In the run there are no cellphones, no new emails, no meetings, no work....so blessedly simple and free. Nothing to interrupt good conversations.

  3. And if you are a lonely runner still I find you discover an interesting side of your spirit and it let you direct yourself in a diferent way.
    All your post are great always.

  4. It hurts sometimes, I agree. And it seems we are safe as long as we keep up the hope you mention. Keep it up, I appreciate you. With love, Johnny.