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Recently, my Nike+ account showed me this image after I downloaded my latest runs from my Nike GPS watch.

20130929-132237.jpgI don’t know who writes these “motivational” blurbs, but seriously, Nike+ team, can you have someone with a positive and cheerful outlook on life have write these?

“Halfway through blue, but not nearly done.”

It just doesn’t do it for me. Please, Nike+ team, get a happy person to cheer me up and on next time!



Found in my inbox: Get up and do

Of course, life is sending us messages in all kinds of forms.

Within a few minutes after writing my post A short moment of self pity, I received an email with the title: Get up and do! from the Daily Motivator. Here are some excerpts:

You can find plenty of ways to justify your procrastination. Yet even if it’s perfectly reasonable and understandable, it’s still procrastination.

The secret to moving forward is not found in some clever technique. The secret to moving forward is to get up and go, get up and do, get up and create value.

Loving this!


Blog Love

This week I came across a few blog posts that made me laugh, ponder and inspire. I want to share just a few of those with you today.

Laughing out loud to stories from the bellman: If you have never read any posts by the Hook, today is a good day to start!

Pondering why silence is golden sometimes:

Turning the table: 10 things that drive runners crazy about non-runners:

When was the last time you did NOTHING? 10 mindful minutes by Andy Puddicombe – a TED Talk:

Happy weekend!


A pep talk – be more awesome

We all need a little encouragement every day. And this AWESOME video made its way into my inbox today and I am ever so grateful.

Give this 3-minute video your attention today and your day will be AWESOME! It’s a promise!

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

The world needs you stop being boring.

This is life, people. It’s time to do something.

We can make every day better for each other.

We were made to be awesome.

Create something that will make the world awesome.

It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.

Pass this pep talk along!


Inner Power

I read a beautiful post by Maria Shriver on her blog on Inner Power. It made me stop and think about my inner power.

We all have tremendous power within ourselves. We have the power to make ourselves happy or sad. We have the power to make our family and friends feel great or bad about themselves. A few mis-placed words can make a huge difference to other people. We have the power to help each other, to lift each other up, to support each other to excel.

Power doesn’t just come from status and money. Inner power comes from wanting to dream, wanting to make our friends and family lead successful lives and support them all the way. Inner power comes from small steps taken to make this world a better place, from fundraising for a cause dear to your heart, helping your neighbors out when they are in need, building a  well in a country where it’s needed, giving a passer-by a smile.

Don’t take your inner power lightly. Use it to change the world!