Yay for Thursday! I hope it's a great one for you, if you live in the New York area please be careful today, it's going to be extremely hot. Because of the extreme heat, the Manfriend and I woke up at 5:00am to get in a run, since it will be to hot and dangerous to go after work. I have to thank the Manfriend for getting me out of bed and onto the pavement, it was a really great run and even though it was early the heat was still brutal.
Yesterday was awesome, after work I headed to Swim, Bike, Run! Where I looked for a new triathlon bike, the staff was very helpful and because they were such good salesmen I'm going back tomorrow to take my soon to be Trek out for a test spin in Central Park. (Ah, so excited!) Following my bike search the Manfriend and I headed down to Mulberry St., in Little Italy where we would meet the rest of the Team in Training gang for our Inspiration Dinner before the big race Saturday. I'll post about last night's Inspiration festivities shortly.
We got down to Mulberry a little early so we stopped for a glass of wine, a little grub and enjoyed the evening. Kyle aka Manfriend, is really teaching me to worry less, he's assured me time and again that any challenges we face in the future, such as jobs and where we could be living as of next year, that we are in it together. ( Being that he is a professional athlete, the lifestyle is a little unstable, and you are only grounded to a place for short periods of time.) I have to hand it to him, he's really showed me how committed he is to me and that is something that truly means so much. We our very much individuals but together we make one heck of a team. So with that said comes today's perfect quote.
Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience...I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh never mind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked...You're not as fat as you Imagine.
Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind. The kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing everyday that scares you.
Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Don't waste your time on jealousy;
Sometimes you're ahead,
Sometimes You're behind.
The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.
Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults;
If you Succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your Life.
The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.
Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't, maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't, maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.
Whatever you do, don't Congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either.
Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's.
Enjoy your body, Use it every way you can... Don't be afraid of it, or what other people Think of it, It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own...
Dance... even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.
Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.
Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; They are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard;
Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will Philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you.
Maybe you have a trust fund, Maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.
Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen...