— Patrick Rothfuss (via middlenameconfused)
Don’t stop chasing.
I think that one of the biggest reason why relationships do not work out in the long run is because at one point, one side (or both) stops trying. Before one claims another person as their significant other, they would do anything to make that person happy. They would chase, they would flirt, they would be charming. They would send daily morning and goodnight texts every time you wake up or go to sleep. They would write corny messages and pick up lines just to make sure that there is a smile upon your face. But once they claim you as theirs, all of those things eventually stop. The 5 page texts slowly turn into 1. The constant calls turn into not calling at all. And the lovely endearments turn into daily arguments. In order for a relationship to work, don’t ever stop chasing. Just because the person you want is now consider “yours”, it does not mean they deserve anything less than the time when you’re trying to win them over.
— Kelly Rheel (via middlenameconfused)
What are you doing?
What are you doing to form your life into what you want it to be? What are you doing to make those precious dreams come true? What are you doing to heal those deep wounds in your heart? What are you doing to find joy and hope in each day you are given? What are you doing? What are you doing? What are you doing right now in this present day to change whatever is wrong in your life into something brighter and better? What are you doing to grow into yourself?
What are you doing? Why are you waiting for someone else to come and fix you? Why won’t you be the person you need? Why are you looking for hope in everyone else but yourself?
This it it. This is your only life. It’s the only one you get. You own it. This story is going to be whatever you choose for it to be. Whatever happened before doesn’t have to hold you back anymore. Face those wounds and allow yourself to go through the healing process as many times as it takes. Confront those lies crowding your mind with the truth. Discover what makes you come alive and build your life out of it. Do something. Do something to become whoever it is you imagine yourself to be. Be the person that makes you happy, whole, loved, and brings you peace.
The answer is you. The person you need right now is yourself. No one else can do it for you. No one else can live your life, tell your story, or make you whole. The choice is in your hands, so I will ask you again — what are you doing?
Get out and run.
Do not worry about the rest.
Make running a lifestyle. A daily habit, like brushing your teeth. If you run 300+ days a year, every year, for several years, good things will come your way. Start now. Doesn’t matter if you are 16 years old or 66.
If you want to be a decent runner you must get out and run; the rest is just noise.
Get the running in first— that is the foundation. Then: Eat mostly good stuff. Get enough sleep. Stretch if you want to— or don’t. Lift if you like lifting. Cross-train if it makes you happy. Wear minimalist shoes or big bulky ones, whichever you prefer. Listen to music when you run, or not. You can carry water with you on a long run, or you can go without. If you want to do a core routine, then do it— but first you must get out and run.
Run on trails, or streets, or on a treadmill, whatever works for you. Run slowly. Run quickly. Run up hills. Run in the rain. Run in the snow, the heat, the cold. Run into the wind. Run on the days that you do not feel like running. Run on the days that you can’t wait to get out and run. Run with friends. Run alone. Run races. Run in the country. Run in the city. Run in parks. Run when you feel happy. Run when you are depressed. Run when you have a ton of energy. Run when you are feeling like shit. Run when you feel good. Run in the morning. Run at night. Run before work. Run after work. Run.