Monday, January 21, 2013


"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

I dug around and found this quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today.  It is incredibly inspiring and rings so true.  I am challenged in my life on a daily basis as a wife, as a mother, as a friend; as a person.  More specifically, I am currently challenged as a runner.  Here are some of the reasons:

 - It's ONE degree outside.
 - I'm simply not motivated.
 - My husband is out of town and I don't have babysitting coverage.
 - I have to work so I'm not sure how to fit it in.
 - It's ONE degree outside.

I recognize that these challenges are minor in the grand scheme of things.  I also recognize that they are challenges that I choose to take on.  How I face them is the ultimate measure of who I am.  I plan to face them head on and do what I can do.  And in the end, I believe they will make me a better runner and a better person.  Thank you, Doctor King.

Listen to this:
Fireworks - Animal Collective  Fireworks - Strawberry Jam

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the right moment for a treadmill! Although getting out of the house is so nice in itself.