Monday, February 4, 2008

Colour me Moved - the "Yes We Can" video

There haven been times in my life when I have heard something that stirred my sould to its very core. Words that lead me to believe that I have caught a glimpse of a great destiny.
I had that experience during the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

When Barack Obama delivered the keynote address, I knew what millions watching knew - that man needed to be President. I may not be American but I would like to believe that somewhere in this world, a person who works hard, who has a vision, and a passion, can be given the chance to lead his (or her) Nation to greatness.

Friday, February 1, 2008

The Reason I Run

Why do you run?

I run because I have a career that is ridiculously stressful. The kind of career where you find out about how not so nice the world is. Most days it's okay but other days not so much.

And so to escape the pressures, to de-tox my system, and to generally relax - I run. I guess I run to get away. And thankfully it works.

I also run for my health and because nothing has changed my body the way running has. But that's just a fringe benefit. Mostly, I just do it because while my feet are pounding the treadmill to the rythm of my iPod selection - I'm able to escape.

Why do you run?