Kristin Armstrong: Know who you are

“Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don’t be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to enjoy it. Finally know who you are.”

—Kristin Armstrong. 


Kristin Armstrong: Clear the fog


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I ran solo for 1.5 hours in the mist and it felt like ten minutes. I thought. I prayed. I breathed. The fog outside did not clear, but the fog inside certainly did.

Kristin Armstrong, Mile Markers blog, Runner’s 




Kristin Armstrong: Running

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Without running, I would have missed the joy of rain. What could be considered an inconvenience or a bummer to the inexperienced is actually a gift. Without running, I would miss a lot of things—like seeing cities in a certain way, or knowing certain people all the way to the core. I’m glad we don’t experience life through glass, under cover, or from the sidelines. Good things take miles.

Kristin Armstrong, Getting My Feet Wet, Mile Markers blog, Runner’s





Kristin Armstrong: Running and growing older

As I get older I see that running has changed for me. What used to be about burning calories is now more about burning up what is false. Lies I used to tell myself about who I was and what I could do, friendships that cannot withstand hills or miles, the approval I no longer need to seek, and solidarity that cannot bear silence. I run to burn up what I don’t need and ignite what I do.

Kristin Armstrong, The Burn, Mile Markers blog, Runner’s


Kristin Armstrong

Kristin Armstrong (Photo credit: Wikipedia)