Tag: #inspiration

The People Who Will Inspire You Some More

I’m in Atlanta at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. I’ve been invited to participate in a global health round table tomorrow morning, so I’m pretty excited about that. Unfortunately, I arrived a little late today, so I missed the opening plenary session. Still, I managed to go to a whole bunch of poster presentations. I also…

The people who were there for you

About a year ago, I told you about the people you were going to meet. Hopefully, in your lifetime, you will have met great people, people who inspire you. If not, look for them. They are all around you. But what about the people who were there for you? The other night, in one of the episodes on television of The…

The people you’ll inspire

I’ve probably told you this story before, but here it goes. My grandmother and I were riding a bus from Juarez to Chihuahua. It was a four-hour ride, and I was bored. Grandma would let me walk up and down the aisle and interact with people. Right in front of us was a young man reading from a book. I…

Best Inspirational Speech Ever

I think I’ve posted this here before, but it’s worth re-posting. Today I take a biostats quiz and next week a biostats final exam. They’re known for their brutality. So let this be something to inspire all of us being tested in this and so many other ways:

Little People, Big Hearts, Indomitable Will

I dare you to read this story on RunnersWorld.com and not feel something. It’s the story of John and Juli, two runners who defied their “condition” in order to run in the Boston Marathon in 2013. Yes, that marathon, the one interrupted by an act of terrorism. John and Juli were born with dwarfism, and they were always told about…

Music to run to

We all know that running is better with music. It is for me, that’s for sure. But, while some like high-beat, fast-paced music, I feel just as good with music of any type. For example, “Dustbowl Dance” by Mumford & Sons starts off slowly then gets wicked fast and strong at the end, helping me ease into a good pace:…

Running inspiration

I will be the first one to confess to you that winter takes a toll on me like no other season. The dark, cold, short days really get to me. The cold takes the energy out of me more than anything. As the days shorten through fall and into winter, I can take the diminished sunlight as long as the…