Sunday, February 24, 2008

Race with Gratitude

Clearly, I have lots to write about but I read this earlier this evening and I had to write it here.

"In the heat of competition, it's easy to get stuck on what is not going well, which causes you to lose sight of how lucky you are to be able to race. In the big picture of life, your finish time or place will have little bearing on the sun rising or the seasons changing. When it gets tough, remind yourself that you are the one who put yourself in the race. No one forced it upon you. Find that place within yourself that is grateful to be alive and fit enough to even consider undertaking a triathlon. For every one of you, there are millions who dare not dream such a grand adventure for their lives." (Mark Allen, Triathlete)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

150 Days

Life of an eagle... The eagle has the longest life-span of its' species

It can live up to 70 years but to reach this age, the eagle must make a hard decision in its' 40's

Its' long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey which serves as food

Its' long and sharp beak becomes bent

Its' old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, become stuck to its' chest and make it difficult to fly

Then, the eagle is left with only two options: die or go through a painful process of change which lasts 150 days.

The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on its' nest

There the eagle knocks its' beak against a rock until it plucks it out after plucking it out, the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back and then it will pluck out its' talons

When its' new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its' old-aged feathers

And after five months, the eagle takes its' famous flight of rebirth and lives for .
30 more years

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

National Pancake Day

Yes, it really IS National Pancake Day. So in celebration, my dear friend, Rich, made me pancakes and brought them to me IN BED! I didn't take a picture but they were very good with several different berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries). If you didn't get your pancakes today there is still a few hours left for you to run down to your local IHOP and get a FREE short stack. Now, there isn't too many opportunities for free food so take advantage.

Move over iPhone