The Call to Courage. One of the first stories Brene Brown tells is how she discovered the above quote from Teddy Roosevelt while obsessing about her TedTalk comments on YouTube.
She is so awesome. It was perfect timing to watch this documentary since 1) I didn’t quite hit my training miles and 2) life is kicking me in the butt.
What I learned from watching her talk:
I’m going to show up, take chances and fail – a lot. “When you choose to live in the arena you are going to get your ass kicked.” Brene Brown Fall, failure, heartbreak – it’s a choice you make every day. If you are brave with your life you will fail. Vulnerability – the courage to show up when you don’t know what the outcome will be. Show Up – Be Brave
I’m going to keep showing up in life and training. I’m going to continue to take chances; and
try to be vulnerable.
I subscribe to
Semi-Rad’s newsletter and today I read his post about how he finished 52 marathons in a year. OMG – I love that goal.
My last post I wrote that my
only goal in 2020 is to finish a 100 Mile race. But ….. I read Semi Rad’s post and feel like that might be a thing. I have a few days to decide. What I like about his plan in 2019 is that he just ran it on his own, most weeks. He did some organized races, which I could do, too, but mainly just ran 26.2 at one time, 52 times in one year. Now that is a commitment.
Okay, I don’t need to think about it. I’m doing it.
New Goal: 52 marathons in 2020.
If you don’t know Semi Rad, Brendon Leonard, you should. This is my favorite
graduation speech that I just love, love, love and posted about before.
“ People may call you stubborn—that’s OK. Stubborn is just a dirty word for driven, and driven people get things done .“
Environmental Justice and Climate Change
Health Care is a Human Right
Ending the Gun Violence Epidemic
Affordable, Safe, and Inclusive Housing For All
These are the reasons why I’m choosing
Cory Booker at the NH Primary.
So many lists of books to read.
Although, today, I found this from the
Critic’s Notebook (NYT)
I’m adding Wendell Berry to top reads in 2020.
Top 10 Outdoor books, although I’ve read most of them.
This looks interesting:
And, of course, the ultimate list, the
Best Books of 2019.
I’m currently reading Second Mountain.
“Happiness comes from accomplishments; joy comes from offering gifts. Happiness fades; we get used to the things that used to make us happy. Joy doesn’t fade. To live with joy is to live with wonder, gratitude and hope. People who are on the second mountain have been transformed. They are deeply committed. The outpouring of love has become a steady force.”