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Susan Lacke Whenever I'm stuck on a project, I go to a coffee shop and buy two coffees. I drink one, and put the other on the table across from me. I verbally…moreWhenever I'm stuck on a project, I go to a coffee shop and buy two coffees. I drink one, and put the other on the table across from me. I verbally explain whatever it is I'm stuck on to the person sitting there - sometimes there's an actual human, sometimes it's an imaginary friend. I'm reallllllll popular at my local Starbucks. But it works - talking about something uses a different set of mental muscles than writing about it, and that can lead to a breakthrough.(less)
Susan Lacke I should say it's the adventure and excitement, but honestly? It's the fact that I haven't worn pants to work in seven years.
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Running Outside the Comfort Zone by Susan Lacke
Were not born running up mountains. Most of us dont even figure out were capable of such a feat until later in life. Along the way, we make a lot of mistakes. Some of us even hit rock bottom. And then we pick ourselves up, dust off the dirt, and start climbing sometimes literally. Running is a transformative experience in mind, body and spirit for so many. It helps us face inner demons and shush the naysayers especially when those naysayers are ourselves.
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Finding the perfect training partner is a challenge. Its not enough to have someone who matches your speed; you also have to find someone whose company you enjoy over lots of miles. I have plenty of friends perfect for a dinner party or a coffee chat, but if I had to share a 16-mile run through the desert with some of those same people, its highly likely only one of us would return to the trailhead.
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“We’re not born running up mountains. Most of us don’t even figure out we’re capable of such a feat until later in life. Along the way, we make a lot of mistakes. Some of us even hit rock bottom. And then we pick ourselves up, dust off the dirt, and start climbing — sometimes literally. Running is a transformative experience in mind, body and spirit for so many. It helps us face inner demons and shush the naysayers — especially when those naysayers are ourselves.”
Susan Lacke, Running Outside the Comfort Zone: An Explorer's Guide to the Edges of Running

“It's been said that the Ironman marathon is the place where you meet yourself - inner voices that never existed before suddenly roar, weaknesses neglected in training become painfully clear, and new reserves of strength manifest in awe-inspiring ways. I met myself at mile 10. And let me tell you: I'm a real asshole.”
Susan Lacke, Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance

“Where most friends would say, “Poor baby,” running friends say, “You’re being a baby.” Where most friends offer gentle encouragement, running friends talk smack. Running buddies celebrate the best, tolerate the worst, and pretend not to notice the embarrassing. They’re a vault for the secrets that we share on the trail, when we’re hungry, hot, and way too tired to be anything but 100 percent real. And when someone asks, “Would it be a horrible idea if . . . ?” the running buddy’s answer is always, “Yes. What time?” A running buddy sees your limitless potential and will happily act as a mirror until you see it, too.”
Susan Lacke, Running Outside the Comfort Zone: An Explorer's Guide to the Edges of Running

“It's been said that the Ironman marathon is the place where you meet yourself - inner voices that never existed before suddenly roar, weaknesses neglected in training become painfully clear, and new reserves of strength manifest in awe-inspiring ways. I met myself at mile 10. And let me tell you: I'm a real asshole.”
Susan Lacke, Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance

“Where most friends would say, “Poor baby,” running friends say, “You’re being a baby.” Where most friends offer gentle encouragement, running friends talk smack. Running buddies celebrate the best, tolerate the worst, and pretend not to notice the embarrassing. They’re a vault for the secrets that we share on the trail, when we’re hungry, hot, and way too tired to be anything but 100 percent real. And when someone asks, “Would it be a horrible idea if . . . ?” the running buddy’s answer is always, “Yes. What time?” A running buddy sees your limitless potential and will happily act as a mirror until you see it, too.”
Susan Lacke, Running Outside the Comfort Zone: An Explorer's Guide to the Edges of Running

“Many fights aren’t won in the first round. There’s usually round after round of fancy footwork and finesse, jabs and uppercuts. The two fighters get tired and worn down while the roar of the crowd rises to dizzying volumes.

Then in Round 12, one fighter, wiping his bloody nose, sees a final opportunity and takes it.

A staggering, beautiful blow.”
Susan Lacke, Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance

“As runners, we tend to think in exchanges and zero sum games: If I finish this race, I get a medal. If I run 10 miles today, I’ll have earned this burger. I have to hit these splits, otherwise, I failed. But sometimes, the things we get out of a run are far more abstract than a piece of tin to wear around our neck or a set of numbers on a stopwatch. A run can take us to places and people we would otherwise never have the opportunity to encounter.”
Susan Lacke, Running Outside the Comfort Zone: An Explorer's Guide to the Edges of Running

“Finding the perfect training partner is a challenge. It’s not enough to have someone who matches your speed; you also have to find someone whose company you enjoy over lots of miles. I have plenty of friends perfect for a dinner party or a coffee chat, but if I had to share a 16-mile run through the desert with some of those same people, it’s highly likely only one of us would return to the trailhead.”
Susan Lacke, Running Outside the Comfort Zone: An Explorer's Guide to the Edges of Running




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