Inspirational Movies: Invictus

I watched to movie Invictus last night. It’s an older movie about an even older events: South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup. I really liked the movie and learned so much about South Africa, Nelson Mandela and rugby. 

At this time of year I need inspirational stories as I plan my year: ultra running training and racing, professional development and travel. I thought it was time to get off Netflix and watch a few inspirational stories. 

After watching Invictus there are so many aspects of the story to inspire and just be better – at work, in athletics, getting involved in government and how to be a leader. I want so much for my life and I’m still not where I want to be. I think a great way to get better is to read the stories of great men and women whose accomplishments changed the world. My next few posts will be about inspirational people. 

Today in Pictures

The grind up the hill. It wasn’t a steep hill it was just never ending.
By the numbers: 1,123 ft of climbing: up and down and all around. Kicked my butt.
I won! I don’t win much when playing with Jeff. But this was a good hand. I miss you Obama.
Words matter

Ultra Running Play List Part 2

Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson
Where the hell did you come from? You’re a different, different kind of fun.

So What by P!nk
So, so what? I’m still a rock star. I got my rock moves and I don’t need you. 

Pacific Coast Highway by Hole
I’m on the Pacific Coast Highway, My God how did you fall so far?

Bella Donna by Stevie Nicks
No speed limit this is the fast lane. It’s just the way that it is here and you say I never thought it could. 

Fix You by Coldplay
Lights will guide you home and ignite your bones. 

Bring the Rain by MercyMe
I am Yours regardless of the dark clouds that may loom above because You are much greater than my pain. You who made a way for me.

The Scientist by Coldplay
Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be this hard. Oh take me back to the start

4 Minutes by Madonna with Justin Timberlake
If you want it – You already got it. If you thought it – It better be what you want.

Fight Song by Rachel Platten
My power’s turned on. Starting right now I’ll be strong. I’ll play my fight song and I don’t really care if nobody else believes because I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me.

Bobby Jean by Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band
We liked the same music, we liked the same bands. We liked the same clothes. We told each other that we were the wildest – the wildest things we’d ever seen.

Girl on Fire by Jessica Mears
Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame. So bright, she can burn your eyes, better look the other way.

8 Mile by Eminem
I’m a man, I’m gonna make a new plan. Time for me to just stand up, and travel new land. Time for me to just take matters into my own hands.