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 secret of life is that there is no secret of life. It's all hard work. Yet you still have to find the right works and be free to choose direction that is best for you.
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Sunday, December 23, 2007
After 33 hrs, 5 of which I spent trying to sleep in some rusty motel and 6 - talking with and feeding my son Alex - I am back. It is insane how airplanes changed our world. One moment, I am home, another - visiting my kid, soon - back home, and in 48 hrs - with my family in Russia...I am not sure where I am now and what time zome in:)
Alex is doing awesome, so proud of his looks AND his thoughts. He grew and matured immensly. Small school Victory Forge, family operated, is a great revenue for trouble younth trying to learn life a bit. He wasn't allowed off grounds (not yet), so he showed me every detail of this small place (17 kids), described minute-by-minute their days, talked about "right and wrong" decisions and some future plans. I had to run out and buy lots of food, what he consumed rather fast:) Palm trees smoothened out the military style, and it was sad to leave. Next time I hope we can have more time together.
Long run tomorrow, last for the year, and off to another set of planes. May you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year!
p.s. Bryon and I came up with a great idea of forming a pacing team, and Bryon went further and thought of an awesome name for it: "Pacific and Atlantic Companions for Endurance Runners", aka PACERs? Koneshno, more often than not we'd go by our nickname - "The PAC"! You may join if you had done pacing duties in the past - hopefully, successful - and enjoy it as much if not more than racing itself. We will collect our resumes and recommendation letters to present to future runners:) If you are the one who had experienced either one of ours pacing, please do not hesitate to send in a praising letter! Looking forward to hear fun remarks for the New Year's resolution too!