“This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.”

David Nicholls, One Day Today's quote comes from my favorite book. It is quite actually my most favorite book of any time, any genre. I have read this book exactly twice in my life. Once when I was in my early twenties, in the midst of all the post secondary confusions. I enjoyed reading the book … Continue reading “This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.”

“Furious at the smallness of her mother’s life.”

Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You Context: Marilyn Lee is going through her mother's things, and she realises just how small her mother's life as an abandoned housewife was. Her mother had never wanted Marilyn to be more. She wanted for Marilyn what she lost: a husband and a cookie cutter life. I read this book last … Continue reading “Furious at the smallness of her mother’s life.”

“…everyone had his or her own peculiar way of dealing with the completely undealable.”

Nova Jacobs, The Last Equation of Isaac Severy Context: Philip is thinking about how him and his wife dealt so differently with their loss. I really liked this line because it sums up so clearly for me the person that Philip is. He cannot understand the way others deal with the "completely undealable" and so … Continue reading “…everyone had his or her own peculiar way of dealing with the completely undealable.”

“Constant action creates constant results.”

Christine Kane Here's Christine Kane, an American singer-songwriter who is also an entrepreneur. Today is my Rest day on my new training schedule, but I don't plan to be off the hook that easy. As mentioned yesterday, I wanted to insert some kind of in-home training that I could do without subjecting my son to … Continue reading “Constant action creates constant results.”

“But if his father’s death had taught him anything, it was that there was no real wisdom with age, only forced compliance.”

"Intelligence fades. Sex fades. The thrill fades. Where is all the wisdom that is supposed to compensate for the loss? But if his father's death had taught him anything, it was that there was no real wisdom with age, only forced compliance."

“My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.”

Hank Stram Today's fitness quote comes from an American football coach who won three AFL championships and Super Bowl IV. I'm not a sport fanatic at all, but even I know that's impressive. For readers who plan to follow me the long term, I have to admit something now: I don't do that much research … Continue reading “My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.”

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”

Walter Elliot So I woke up with my new alarm today at 5 am. I hear the rain outside and for a few minutes, I wonder if I should just stay home today and call it a rest day. After all, it is raining. But it's literally day 2 of my new training plan. Day … Continue reading “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”