“The point of life is not to get anywhere—it is to notice that you are, and have always been, already there. You are, always and forever, in the moment of pure creation. The point of life is therefore to create—who and what you are, and then to experience that.”—Neale Donald Walsch (via oceanofmind)
Saturday in KC is supposed to reach a high of 85 with 0% humidity. Let’s hope that there’s an ounce of truth to this, so that I can expend more of my energy worrying about the sharp rocks at the bottom of these hills instead of the humidity.
Excerpts from an informational email from the race directors:
Dear Trail Racer,
Please read this important announcement about the upcoming July 10 event:
Starting Times: Due to a large number of entrants for this year’s event, starting times for the race will be as follows:
50-Kilometer race: 8:00 a.m. 15-Mile race: 8:30 a.m. This will keep the start of your particular event less chaotic, and will allow for more passing, early on the course.
Danger on the Course: This is a REAL trail race. On the race course, there will be loose rocks, roots, small stumps, things to jump over, things to climb over, things to duck under, and the potential for shoe-sucking (and soul-sucking) mud. There will NOT be any deep water crossings, though.
Watch-out: The first 1.5 miles has three dangerous down-hill sections. If you start running down one of these hills too quickly, there is no chance of slowing down near the bottom, (where the sharp rocks are). Please be careful on ALL down-hills. Please pay attention to the trail’s surface conditions.
Keep this mantra in your head: “If you look up, you’re going down.”
“Slow-but-sure has always worked for me, in running and in most other arenas. I wouldn’t mind being a Carl Lewis or Usain Bolt, but I’ve found little payoff in attempting to be what I’m not.”—Amby Burfoot, Runner’s World Editor At Large
“One of the under-reported stories of the internet is this: it constantly reports on what’s possible. Somewhere in the world, someone is doing something that you decided couldn’t be done. By calling your bluff and by pointing out the possibilities, this reporting of possibility changes everything.”—Seth Godin (via visualturn) (via infoneer-pulse) (via sweatcetera)