Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Rest day

No running, no gymming; instead a well earned rest day to recuperate and recover.

Today I came aross this quote:

It comes from a book called Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins. The character named Amanda is listening to an FBI agent go on about courage, trying to get her to give up her husband's location. She responds with:

"Courage? You risked your life, but what else have you ever risked? Have you ever risked disapproval? Have you ever risked a belief? There's nothing particularly courageous in risking one's life. So you lose it. You go to your hero's heaven and everything is milk and honey til the end of time, right? You get your reward and suffer no earthly consequences. That's not courage. Real courage is risking something you have to keep on living with. Real courage is risking something that might force you to rethink your thoughts, and suffer change, and stretch consciousness. Real courage is risking one's cliches."

Hope everyone had a good day.

Tomorrow: 16km off-road run in my new, you-beaut off-road shoes, before breakfast.

Gym at lunchtime.

End of year assessment in client screening and assessment in the evening - and then classes are finished for the year. Yay!!!!


Two Fruits said...

After my crap run today, I need a rest day as well, better do as I say.Certainly take it easy on Friday.
Slowed after I passed you on Sunday because that was as fast as I could go, and you said you came good near the end so caught up again.

speedygeoff said...

Excellent quote.

iliketoast said...

That is a great quote. Congratulations on finishing the studies this year.

Ewen said...

I'm always forgetting my clich├ęs.

Tesso said...

Love the quote. Now to think of something to risk!

Keep up the good work.