Day 610 of #1mileeveryday : “And there's something on yer mind you want to be saying
That somebody someplace oughta be hearin'
But it's trapped on yer tongue and sealed in yer head
And it bothers you badly when your layin' in bed
And no matter how you try you just can't say it
And yer scared to yer soul you just might forget it
And yer eyes get swimmy from the tears in yer head
And yer pillows of feathers turn to blankets of lead
And the lion's mouth opens and yer staring at his teeth
And his jaws start closin with you underneath
And yer flat on your belly with yer hands tied behind
And you wish you'd never taken that last detour sign
And you say to yourself just what am I doin'
On this road I'm walkin', on this trail I'm turnin'
On this curve I'm hanging
On this pathway I'm strolling, in the space I'm taking
In this air I'm inhaling
Am I mixed up too much, am I mixed up too hard
Why am I walking, where am I running
What am I saying, what am I knowing
On this guitar I'm playing, on this banjo I'm frailin'
On this mandolin I'm strummin', in the song I'm singin'
In the tune I'm hummin', in the words I'm writin'
In the words that I'm thinkin'
In this ocean of hours I'm all the time drinkin'
Who am I helping, what am I breaking
What am I giving, what am I taking
But you try with your whole soul best
Never to think these thoughts and never to let
Them kind of thoughts gain ground
Or make yer heart pound
But then again you know why they're around
Just waiting for a chance to slip and drop down
"Cause sometimes you hear'em when the night times comes creeping
And you fear that they might catch you a-sleeping
And you jump from yer bed, from yer last chapter of dreamin'
And you can't remember for the best of yer thinking
If that was you in the dream that was screaming
And you know that it's something special you're needin'
And you know that there's no drug that'll do for the healin'
And no liquor in the land to stop yer brain from bleeding
And you need something special
Yeah, you need something special all right” Bob Dylan
Sometimes you gotta slap on the sunscreen, shut out the phone calls, and dial back into what makes you feel alive. It’s a small voice in your head, but it’s there behind the distractions. Personally, I’m gonna reach for the tanning oil. Time to shut up and glisten. 🌴#vitaminDerek#formerrunner#checktheform#runnersworld
I know we are tired! But my the will in us to see things through....a good soul will! May we be inspired! Did you finish? Can we see this thru?
A 19-year-old Japanese student has caused a controversy in Japan after she broke her leg during a relay race but continued to crawl to her teammate so that her team could finish the race. Rei Iida was participating in the Princess Ekiden relay race in Fukuoka prefecture last month when she tripped and fractured her right leg 650 feet from the next runner. While some people praised her determination, a lot of people felt that Iida should have been stopped and that it was an example of the Japanese culture of overwork. According to Japanese media, Iida’s coach informed the race organizers that the team would be dropping out of the race immediately after Iida was injured, but the organizers had been slow to respond. Organizers, meanwhile, said that they were unable to stop her because she wanted to continue the race. Doctors have said it would take up to four months for Iida to recover from her leg fracture [📹: TBS/@world]
Repost by @lovebscott @antonialee
This week’s cheesy #motivationmonday post featuring my favorite things : cats & cheesy puns! I got a couple chuckles out of this sign at Richmond but fur real, attitude is everything in running and in life. There’s a reason why they tell you to smile during races so it’s a little less painful! Here’s to tackling this week with a positive attitude and happy heart. What’s your favorite cheesy mantra?