kevin and i completed our first ever half-marathon this past weekend, in phoenix-tempe. i didn't really train, so i'm in pain still. and i didn't get the time i was hoping for in the back of my mind, but there will be other shots at that. but, it was the first time in as long as i can remember that i've been genuinely proud of myself, and that's worth a lot these days.
What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love and it will decide everything.
-Pedro Arrupe, SJ