"Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best." - Theodore I. Rubin

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New stuff is always fun :)

I received some awesome new Brooks clothing in the mail yesterday and all of it is so adorable! I can't wait to wear it in NYC this coming weekend. I really love the women's Epiphany running shorts and the PR Mesh Skort. The Epiphany bra top is also my new favorite...super comfortable and cute :)
I received a book in the mail yesterday that I have already become obsessed with...."Their Effort Was Like Toothpaste: a Story of Trophies Won and Life Changed" by Geoffrey Owers. My coach in high school has written a fabulous book about his life changing years as a coach at Mountain Pointe High School (my alma mater, obviously). I ordered it online and I cannot put it down. I have decided to save it though, for my 5.5 hour flight to NYC on Friday morning at the crack of dawn ;) If you are a big fan of running related (and VERY inspiring) books, I would recommend ordering it. You can purchase it through this website and by searching for it through the title or his name. http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/their-effort-was-like-toothpaste-a-story-of-trophies-won-and-life-changed/10264742?productTrackingContext=center_search_results
I am going to start writing a new quote that I love at the bottom of each of my blogs, that has either affected me recently in some way or another. Here is mine for today :)
"This is my wish for you: comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, friendships to brighten your being, beauty for your eyes to see, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, love to complete your life" --anonymous


  1. Congrats Sally on your win at the More/Fitness Marathon yesterday. I googled your name and found your blog...very inspiring :) I was happy to finish my first half-marathon with a run/walk...figured just by being in it I was ahead of the millions who aren't.

  2. Hi Cynthia! Thanks for the nice comments. I appreciate the support :) Yes you are right..you should be really proud of yourself!! Keep working hard and stay with it...I hope you had a great first experience despite the crummy weather and good luck with your training :)