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On Sunday 28 September 2014 I’ll be running my first marathon, and despite everything I’ve said, I am excited. 1% excited, 99% terrified. Apparently, when I cross that finish line I will feel like I can do anything. Right now, I’m not sure I can get to the kettle. (quote)

"Look at that photo of Alberto and Dick right after Boston, when they stood together on the victory platform. You’d think Al would be ecstatic, or at least relieved, but instead he looked like he still carried the weight of the world"

John Brant, Duel in the Sun

"Look at that photo of Alberto and Dick right after Boston, when they stood together on the victory platform. You’d think Al would be ecstatic, or at least relieved, but instead he looked like he still carried the weight of the world"

John Brant, Duel in the Sun

Yesterday I ran my first Roma-Ostia half marathon. The course follows a long straight road which leads out of the city, into the suburbs and ends at the seafront where the finish line is. Most of it is basically in the middle of a rather ugly nowhere. Despite this -and despite the grim, cold, rainy weather- there were so many people scattered along the way shouting, waving and cheering us on. About halfway into the race I went past a man who told his kids to continue banging their pot lids to make us go faster. I felt genuinely happy

7. With simplicity.

We’ll go to the mountains without others, without
assistance, without external help, with humility,
without wanting to dominate the mountain, because
we know that it’s much stronger than we are and it will
take us where it wants us to go. We’ll learn to 
coexist with the real world, the world of rocks,
of plants, ice, the world beneath the cement.
With what was here before us and will be
here long after we’re gone.

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”..To prove that the company [Adidas] understood the sport of running, the ‘‘Runners. Yeah, We’re Different’’ campaign, which began in 1998, targeted the serious runner, a relatively small and anonymous audience.”

(via http://thisisnotadvertising.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/adidas-runners-yeah-were-different-the-most-truthful-ad-campaigns/)

one of my favorite ad campaigns ever

I love this campaign

“Wir bauen an dir mit zitternden Händen,
und wir türmen Atom auf Atom.
Aber wer kann dich vollenden,
du Dom.”