"You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers."
"Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up."
"Right before you head out running, it can be hard to remember exactly why you’re doing it. You often have to override a nagging sense of futility, lacing up your shoes, telling yourslef that no matter how unlikely it seems right now, after you finish you will be glad you went. It’s only afterward that it makes sense, although even then it’s hard to rationalize why. You just feel right. After a run, you feel at one with the world, as though some unspecified, innate need has been fulfilled."
"Love is formed in the crucible of life’s adversities"
“Let me wake up next to you, have coffee in the morning and wander through the city with your hand in mine, and I’ll be happy for the rest of my fucked up little life.”
My morning routine: A perfectly brewed coffee, morning news, sports highlights, and the paper.
My ideal morning routine: Sitting on a bench with my perfectly brewed coffee, my love with her legs across mine drinking her tea and eating her breakfast oatmeal, morning news, sports highlights and the paper. We share bad breath kisses and ease into our day slowly.