I’ll Take Inspiration Wherever I Can Get It

by Carilyn on November 8, 2012

So yesterday, I told you about how inspired I was by Unbreakable, the Western States 100 movie. After watching it, I had the urge to move to the mountains, grow a beard, and change my name to something other people were afraid to pronounce out loud for fear of looking like a dolt. But alas, I’m stuck in the city, with a boring name and no facial hair (for now, but you never know), so I was left with being inspired simply to run trails. And I did.

And I didn’t fall.

And I didn’t get lost.

And nothing ate me.


I think I will go back out again today. But since I don’t have an awesome running movie to inspire me, I will have to settle for these:

I’ll take inspiration wherever I can get it.


Happy Running!



Kate November 8, 2012 at 11:06 am

I want to see that!

SteveQ November 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

I always take away the wrong message. What I got from the movies about Steve Prefontaine: get good enough at running and you die in a car accident.

Carilyn November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

Oh my gosh, I just laughed out loud! And now I feel guilty!

Carilyn November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

You would love it, SuperKate!

Kirstin C (@ultrarunnergirl) November 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Awesome that you went out running trails. There’s just something soul-soothing about it, like yoga. Maybe because it requires focus?

Carilyn November 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

You’re right, Kirstin, it is like yoga! Very meditative.

Char November 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

My inspiration often comes in the form of highly calorific, sugary guilt-foods. The more I eat, the more I feel inspired to run. BTW that trail looks lovely – it almost makes me want to go run one.

Carilyn November 9, 2012 at 9:01 am

Heck, I go to your blog for cupcake inspiration all the time! Yum!

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