That that don't kill me, can only make me stronger. I need you to hurry up now, cause I can't wait much longer. Kanye West, Stronger

Thursday, April 3, 2008

About me

In honor of my 100th post, I am going to finally have an "About Me" Page/Post.

So welcome to my life outside the gym...

Favorite activities:

Flower shopping at Union Square Markets, crocheting and craft projects of all kinds, volunteering the the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Team in Training, shopping, traveling, playing with my niece and nephew when I am back in my hometown, spending hours pouring over books and magazines for free in Barnes and Nobles, visiting art museums, skiing, hiking, riding on Vespas in Napoli, reading blogs and walking around the city.

Random other interests: history, starry skies (I miss them so), beaches.

A very limited list of my favorite places on earth: Martha's Vineyard, Barcelona, Madrid, Positano, Naples, Blue Mountain Lake, and Saratoga Springs.

Favorite Movies:

Breakfast at Tiffany's, Two for the Road, American Beauty, A Beautiful Mind, You've Got Mail, Bridget Jones Diary, Devil Wears Prada, Mean Girls, and Match Point.

Favorite Books:

There are so so many, so a very abbreviated list: The Awakening, The Bell Jar, The Fountain Head, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Rebecca, Wasted, Anne of Green Gables series, the Audacity of Hope, Eat Pray Love and Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Fitness related books:

Ultramarathon Man, Swimming to Antartica, What I Talk about When I Talk About Running

Favorite Quotes:
"We already have perfect compassion, perfect wisdom, perfect joy; we need only to settle our minds so they can arise from deep within us."

Happiness is never decreased by being shared.

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”

If we aren't willing to pay a price for our values, if we aren't willing to make some sacrifices in order to realize them, then we should ask ourselves whether we truly believe in them at all" Barack Obama

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”

The only thing holding you back from the living the life of your dreams is you.

Whatever you are seeking in the universe is also seeking you.