Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Reaching for Stars

Van Gogh is one of my favorite painters. Sunflowers, Le Chambre, I love them all. But two in particular seem extra special.

 Cafe Terrace to me, is a perfect setting. Italy. A cafe at night with friends. I imagine crisp dry air and a warm cool breeze blowing. Cappuccino, dessert, and laughing in the background.

And Starry Night. A quaint small village with the massive milky way splashed above it, highlighted with a bright moon. This scene I image to be in the chills of winter, people cozy in their houses, gathered around fireplaces and such.

The commonality of both paintings is stars. Chasing my dreams and reaching for stars would not be possible without the help of many people. For this I am grateful. I have big dreams and goals and it is both a lot of work and fun to chase them. So I'd like to say THANK YOU!!

sponsors - you support me in my reach for the stars. you are also my friends.
friends - thank you for laughing with me. training with me. living life with me.
family - nobody can choose their family, but i feel lucky to have a family i love.
coach - you regularly push me outside my comfort zone. i have learned it's good for me.
blogland - i have never met many of you and am inspired daily by you. keep on keeping on!
athletes - i have raced with some amazing pro women this year. i am continually inspired by their work ethic, sense of humor, and how grounded and real they are.


solarpowered said...

While we have never actually met, I too am inspired by you. I check in here like I'd check in with any friend to see how they are and what they're up to. It would be great someday to meet in person :)

Congratulations on a phenomenal rookie year. More great successes are sure to come!

beth said...

hey! i didn't even get a chance to comeent on your last post, but i just want to say i am totally impressed with your rookie season. i'm impressed by your results and dedication, but even more so by your impressive ability to always look on the bright side and stay positive.
love it, love it all.
just promise me you will train a little more next year so some of your fabulous can rub off on me. cheers to 2010 and on to 2011!

ADC said...

And thank you for being such an inspiration.


I have a Cafe print in my house. Love it. (Can't quite afford the real deal)

So when do we hear about 2011?

Christi said...

Awesome post and thanks to you! You have inspired me and for that I am forever grateful!

Alison said...

Congrats on an awesome 2010!