Sunday, October 14, 2012
Be Selective as to what you give your attention to. The mark of a true champion is to know which battles to fight. I guarantee most battles should be ignored~
One of the ways you can see yourself go to a higher level is by learning to choose your battles and refusing to fight battles that don't matter. In life you simply do not have to fight every battle. You don't have to respond to every critic. You don't have to be offended because of what someone said. You're not a crow; you're an eagle. You can rise above it. You can soar at new heights. The mark of a true champion is knowing which battles to fight. Bottom line: Choose to be an eagle. Choose to rise above it. Be selective as to what you give your attention to. Don't get caught up in battles that don't matter. If you will get good at knowing what to ignore and not get distracted by things that don't matter then it will only help you accomplish all of your dreams.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
|Vacation in Oregon-Crater Lake|
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn....
I believe this has been the longest gap on my blog from posting. I have been crazy busy, and just overwhelmed with life stuff. It took me quite some time to recover from AC100, and before I knew it Summer was over! In August Jesse raced Where's Waldo 100k. He had a great race even considering he had not ran in the six weeks leading up to the race due to a hamstring injury. He was thrilled to come in third overall, and nab a spot into Western States! So excited for him!! I had an incredible time crewing him all day, and I even got to hang out with my friend Glen Tachiyama(love you Glen). We incorporated a super long vacation in Oregon into the trip, and had the time of our lives! We visited friends Petit and David in Bend, Ashley and Josh Nordell in Sisters, and hiked and biked a bunch! It really was one of the best trips I have ever taken in my life! If I go on vacation I need to be at a place that has miles of endless trails to hike and run on, tons of great biking routes, and just an area that caters to outdoor playing. Bend Oregon is heaven for this kind of stuff. We even spent one day rafting down the river, and I absolutely fell in love with Bend! Sorry but I would choose this over Hawaii or Mexico a million times over for a vacation destination...but thats just me. Its such an awesome laid back place, and there were tons of amazing vegan and healthy restaurants, and kick ass brewery's and pubs. The best part? The entire area of Bend is surrounded by miles and miles of endless single track trails! We had a blast, and cannot wait to go back next Summer! After our vacation I raced a 50k in September in Big Bear for fun(got 2nd female and 8th overall), and then this last weekend was my very successful event "Leona Valley Trail Races". Man life is just so fun!
It’s okay to not know.
Clean up your messes before you move on.
Follow your own instincts.
Remember the big picture.