Tag Archives: Walking

The 09/29/13 Joy Jar

29 Sep

There are successive rainstorms rolling through Seattle with blustery winds and at times a heavy downpour. Still, there is something about walking in the rain that is invigorating. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is walking in the rain.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Jesus Christ

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
Ashley Smith

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
John Ruskin

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Langston Hughes

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
Roger Miller

I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.
Clint Eastwood

Healing rain is a real touch from God. It could be physical healing or emotional or whatever.
Michael W. Smith

Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
John Updike

The 08/14/13 Joy Jar

13 Aug

Moi is researching two major items in August. She will be buying a new computer and she is trying to learn about computers. She will also be buying a good pair of walking shoes as she begins building her endurance. Later she will buy a good pair of running shoes. Here are some great quotes from Jason Fitzgerald’s blog Strength Running and his post 33 Quotes About Running to Help You Conquer Your Dreams: Today’s deposit into the’Joy Jar is finding the right walking and running shoes.

These running quotes are among my favorites and inspire me to stay focused every day. I hope you enjoy them.
Train Hard
“There are a lot of guys out there now who know they are not working as hard as other people. I can’t fathom how they think.” – Alberto Salazar
“What does not destroy me, makes me strong.” – Nietzsche
“It works better for me to be nervous and hungry.” – Lance Armstrong
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
“To be a good runner, you must first be a good athlete.” – Jay Johnson
“You don’t run against a bloody stopwatch, do you hear? A runner runs against himself, against the best that’s in him…Against all the rottenness in the world. Against God, if you’re good enough.” – Bill Persons
“Consistency is king.” – Unknown
“Good things come slow, especially in distance running.” – Bill Dellinger
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.” – Bill Bowerman
Race Harder
“Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” – Steve Prefontaine
“One thing about racing is that it hurts. You better accept that from the beginning or you’re not going anywhere.” – Bob Kennedy
“A man who sets out to become an artist at the mile is something like a man who sets out to discover the most graceful method of being hanged. No matter how logical his plans, he can not carry them out without physical suffering.” – Paul O’Neil
“‘No pain, no gain’ does not mean that pain systematically equals gain. It’s easy to go hard. It’s hard to go smart.” – Erwan Le Corre
“Run the first two-thirds of the race with your head and the last third with your heart.” – Unknown

Reach New Heights With Your Running
“It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.” – Emil Zatopek
“In football, you might get your bell rung, but you go in with the expectation that you might get hurt, and you hope to win and come out unscathed. As a distance runner, you know you’re going to get your bell rung. Distance runners are experts at pain, discomfort, and fear. You’re not coming away feeling good. It’s a matter of how much pain you can deal with on those days. It’s not a strategy. It’s just a callusing of the mind and body to deal with discomfort. Any serious runner bounces back. That’s the nature of their game. Taking pain.” – Mark Wetmore
“You can’t flirt with the track, you must marry it.” – Bill Easton
“If you want to run, then run a mile. If you want to experience another life, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatopek
Running Motivation
“The human spirit is indomitable. No one can ever say you must not run faster than this or jump higher than that. There will never be a time when the human spirit will not be able to better existing records.” – Sir Roger Bannister
“To be great, one does not have to be mad, but definitely it helps.” – Percy Cerutty
“We must wake up to the fact that athletics is not, nor ever can be perfected; there will always be more to learn.” – Arthur “GreatHeart” Newton
“God has given me the ability. The rest is up to me. Believe. Believe. Believe.” – Billy Mills
“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong
“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” – Marilyn vos Savant
“Run hard when it’s hard to run” – Pavvo
“When you experience the run, you…relive the hunt. Running is about thirty miles of chasing prey that can outrun you in a sprint, and tracking it down and bringing life back to your village. It’s a beatiful thing.” – Shawn Found
“Things in motion sooner catch the eye than what not stirs.” – Shakespeare
“What am I on? I’m on my bike busting my ass for 6 hours a day! What are you on?” – Lance Armstrong
Enjoy Your Hard Work
“I want my time spent running to serve as a reward.” – Frank Shorter
“The essential thing in life is not so much conquering as fighting well.” – Baron de Coubertin
“I love running cross-country…You come up a hill and see two deer going, ‘What the hell is he doing?’ On a track I feel like a hamster.” – Robin Williams
“Remarkable health is the pursuit of the unconventional.” – Matt Gartland
“Always enjoy yourself. Don’t be upset if you don’t win, you’ve won by simply not giving up.” – Unknown
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The 06/21/13 Joy Jar

21 Jun


Moi wants to accomplish a couple of things this summer. One a spend time writing and the other is to get healthy. Walking is not only great exercise, but it seems to stimulate one’s creativity. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the art of long walks.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau

I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Abraham Lincoln

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
Thomas Jefferson

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
Nelson Mandela

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

The 02/16/13 Joy Jar

15 Feb

Moi is basically a ‘bus chick’ and rides the bus everywhere. Moi also does a fair amount of walking to get around as well. Today, was one of those glorious late winter days when the sun came out and warmed everything. Running endless errands and walking to and fro was effortless. Ideas flowed as well. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is walking for the pure joy of walking.

As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.
John Locke

It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
Francis of Assisi

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
Thomas Jefferson

If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space.
Joyce Carol Oates

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
C. S. Lewis

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Walking is man’s best medicine.

The 01/11/13 Joy Jar

10 Jan

Moi walks all over Seattle and she realizes that shouldn’t couldn’t walk all over without her feet. Like many, moi loves shoes and really, what good are shoes if you didn’t have feet to put your shoes on. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is that moi is thankful that she has feet.

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Theodore Roosevelt

Yes no yes no yes no?
Red blue?
Yes red, no blue?
No red, yes no?
In out, up down?
Do don’t, can can’t?
Choices sit on the shelf life
New shoes in a shoe shop.
If the in crowd are squeezing into a must-have shoe
And the one pair left are too tiny for you
Don’t feel compelled into choosing them
If you’re really a size 9, buy that size.
While everyone else
Hobbles round with sore feet
Your choices should feel comfortable
Or they aren’t your choices at all.
Why limp when you can sprint?”
David Baird,
Fiesta of Happiness: Be True to Yourself

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Dr. Seuss

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Abraham Lincoln

Your feet will take you to where your heart is.”
Irish Proverb

Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet – thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing – consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust.
Lance Secretan