“Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, ‘I’ve never seen anyone run like that before.’ It’s more than just a race, it’s a style. It’s doing something better than anyone else. It’s being creative.” -Steve Prefontaine
I know that what I do, is not for everyone and doesn’t appeal to everyone. But I hope that by doing what I love, it inspires you to do what you love or to try and find what your love is. I do believe a lot of people are not doing what they love or even halfway enjoy what they do day in and day out. If you are not happy, find your happy. We only get one chance at this one life.
I know that I am not exactly accomplishing anything while I am out on the trails. I am not scratching anything off a list of things to do. I am not collecting hours to make a bigger paycheck.
What I am collecting are bigger piles of nasty sweaty clothes and memories that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I might not be accomplishing anything measurable but my sense of satisfaction and achievement are what I am feeding.
Which is what makes me happy. An immeasurable accomplishment in itself that is the meaning of my life.
People say that time is money. It’s not. Money is infinite. Time is finite.
Time is a resource that we never get back once it is gone. And we have less and less of it as our lives continue on.
So while I post exclusively on running and my life accompanied with scenic photographs, my hopes are that I am inspiring you to go out and do what you love everyday. If running is your thing, I hope I spark a fire in you to explore new places and to sign up for races you never thought would be possible for yourself.
As for the others that might come across this post, do what makes you happy. Do what you love. And if you don’t know what that is, find it.
Find your happy. And once you do find it, go at it with all you have, including the time you have here.
“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” -Steve Prefontaine