Thursday, March 31, 2011

For the first time EVER

For the first time ever .. in my life .. I ran/jogged two miles around the park without stopping!! Woo hoo!! I have run/jogged two miles with my coworker/friend, but I always have to stop. Tonight I didn't have to stop and I wanted to cry when I finished I was soooo excited!!

Reading this made my day!!

"Have you ever watched rain fall on a lake? Each raindrop creates its own ripple.

When you combine the millions of raindrops and the millions of ripples that each singularly creates, you have a countless number of overlapping ripples that all have an effect on one another. The cool thing about this is that each raindrop ripple has an effect on the other ripples in the lake, even if it's just in a small way. This is how people operate on a daily basis. We are individual raindrops in a huge lake.

Of course each of us has our own ripple, but our lives are primarily made up of other peoples ripples crashing into our own. Many people like to think that our ripples crash randomly into each other without purpose or reason. Maybe that's true, but then again maybe it's not true at all. Perhaps I can help you decide. Maybe this story is the result of many ripples just coincidentally crashing into each other. Or maybe each ripple was ordered, measured, weighed, named, and timed perfectly to synchronize with the others to save a life."

That gave me goosebumps!

And this ..

"The easiest thing in the world to do is quit on something. Quitting takes zero effort. Quitting can even be justified with excuses and legitimate reasons at times. When someone quits at something they can even lie to themselves by saying that what they quit on wasn't that important. To those people with that mentality this is what I have to say. If it was important enough to start, it is important enough to finish. Don't quit. Hold on, cling to what is yours until your fingers cramp; and once your fingers cramp switch hands."

I need to apply to medical school and quit making excuses and feeling like its an impossible task.


Brooklynn said...

Great job Kristi!!!!! Keep it up!!!!

Life Happens said...

Good for you! What a great feeling. I wish I could run ONE mile without stopping!

Precious Moments said...

Super proud of your two miles--that rocks!!!!!!! Even if you can't do bootcamp all summer you should at least come to one session so you can mark it off your list!!!!

Amanda said...

Woo hoo for two miles! Now, I need some of your motivation to rub off on me and I need to join you. :) Love the ripples part of your blog from Baron. So inspiring!