Thursday, May 18, 2006

Inspiration

With the emergence of Podcasts, a deepening of my music library, my subscription to Netflix, attention to my blog and the blogs of others and a renewed enthusiasm with books, my television time has been greatly reduced. It's a great thing.

Just recently I got myself 3 books. 2 are self-help, the titles of which will remain secret - what? I don't want you guys rolling your eyes behind your computers. Rest assured it's all to make me a better, nicer, well rounded person. The other book however is a Christian book I've been thinking about for a long time. Below is a section of the Author's note, tell me if you see the connection with running...ahahaha I see the run in everything...what? I'm a runner. Jason A, you'll like this one.

"I never liked Jazz music because Jazz music doesn't resolve. But I was outside Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone. I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes.

After that I liked jazz music.

Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way..."


Donald Miller
Blue Like Jazz

Admittedly this has not worked for me with swimming. I watch swimmers all the time. Sure I have new found appreciation for it but "love" would be an overstatement. Maybe I just need more time. I do however enjoy swimming in the open water. Speaking of which, I have a great lineup planned for the evening; run to Aquatic Park for a bay swim, run to Crunch Gym in the Marina for my spin class, then finally the run home. That'll be fun...Well I'm just rambling now so...till next time.

3 comments:

  1. great quote!!!

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  2. now what are the titles of those books!!! We could all use a little self help!

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  3. Maybe I'll tell you as we run Ohlone 50k together this Sunday. But what's said on the trail stays on the trail:)

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