Monday, June 22, 2009

"You know, I've been thinkin'. . . "

This weekend was amazing! I ran, hands down, the best run of my life. It changed me. Wow, I change a lot. I think I'm sort of change junkie. It's the gardener in me. Plants grow the best when they are challenged. I love a good challenge.

Anyway, I'm planning on posting a long entry with lots of pictures from my weekend later—promise.

First, I just wanted to post something for Music Monday.

Can one person with one idea change the world? Fifteen years ago someone said, "What if we got a team of twelve together and ran from Logan to Park City on back roads and mountain trails." Well, that tiny seed of an idea grew into one of the largest running events in the west. Nearly 9000 nearly crazy, hard—and soft—bodied souls ran with little food, less sleep, in cramped driving conditions, through pelting rain and intense heat. Because somebody said "What if?"

When an idea is first planted there's not much too it. But if you let it grow, nourish it and let it take root. It will grow. Share it with a friend and who knows what can happen.


I first saw this on Melinda M. blog last year. Here's the link to this video if you'd like to watch the entire screen. Read more about Matt's dancing adventures here.

7 comments:

Melinda said...

I had forgotten about that video. It's a good one. I'm glad that your run was so awesome. Change can be really a good thing. Unless you are Obama. :-)

L.T. Elliot said...

Congrats on your race! I'm so proud of you! You really are one of the biggest inspirations to me, Kristi. Way to go! Keep this feeling with you. (And write it down so you'll always remember it.)

Jaime Theler said...

It was an amazing race. The funny thing is people watch me hobble around and are asking, "Are you *sure* it was worth it? And you want to do it again?" Absolutely! I can't wait for your details.

Shari said...

You are so amazingly awesome. I couldn't be prouder of my running/writing friend. Can't wait to see the pics.

Shelley said...

Wow Kristi, You're really inspiring!

Rachelle said...

I gave you an award on my blog. :)

Ali Cross said...

That is just so totally cool. Congratulations Kristi!