Our second run to the GATES produced more personal bests and new course record for the girls, Sera at 9:51. Lindsey dipped under 10 for the first time at 9:57. Zach added a personal best of 9:05 as he and Max finished side by side. Isaac and Leo added personal bests of 9:25 and 9:35, respectively.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the best-selling books in history. The story of Santiago, the shepherd boy on a journey to realize his “Personal Legend” has inspired people all over the world to live their dreams.
Here are ten of the most popular passages and lessons to apply to your life:
1. Fear is a bigger obstacle than the obstacle itself
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
Any new pursuit requires entering uncharted territory — that’s scary. But with any great risk comes great reward. The experiences you gain in pursuing your dream will make it all worthwhile.
2. What is “true” will always endure
“If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. And one can always come back. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return.”
Truth cannot be veiled by smoke and mirrors — it will always stand firm. When you’re searching for the “right” decision, it will be the one that withstands the tests of time and the weight of scrutiny.
3. Break the monotony
“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”
Gratitude is the practice of finding the good in each day. Life can easily become stagnant, mundane, and monotonous, but that changes depending on what we choose to see. There’s always a silver lining, if you look for it.
Last night we had our first run to The Gates. New course records were established by Max (8:57) and Sera (10:10)!
“You can’t outwit fate by trying to stand on the sidelines and place little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything to play the game, or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play, you can’t win.” –Judith McNaught
Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them–a desire, a dream, a vision. — Muhammad Ali
Trib Live Recap:
Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. — Vince Lombardi
Good morning. Here are the details for Saturday’s meet. The final lineup isn’t ready just yet, because I need to talk to a few people at practice about their event . Please see the note about the food bank as well. Just to note, the meet director, Oscar Shutt, and I were HS teammates.
Directions from SJCA: https://goo.gl/maps/3zEDv
Arrive at SJCA by 4:37am so we can load the bus
Depart SJCA by 4:57 am