Helloooo Friday! It has been a long week and I’m glad that the weekend is right around the corner. Doing my 20 miler on Sunday was not my favorite, it felt like it took a few days to actually recover. 

Anyways, today I thought I’d join up with Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC for the Friday Five link up. The question is: who are five people who motivate you? 

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I thought I’d not follow the rules shake things up and share some words from Matthew McConaughey. This is from his speech a few years ago at the Oscars and they have since stuck with me and I think he put into words what keeps me motivated better than I ever could. 

And to my hero, that’s who I chase. Now, when I was 15 years old, I had a very important person in my life come to me and say, “Who’s your hero?” And I said, “I don’t know, I’ve got to think about that. Give me a couple of weeks.” I come back two weeks later, this person comes up and says, “Who’s your hero?” I said, “I thought about it. It’s me in 10 years.” So I turned 25. Ten years later, that same person comes to me and says, “So, are you a hero?” And I was like, “Not even close! No, no no!” She said, “Why?” I said, “Because my hero’s me at 35.”

So you see every day, every week, every month, and every year of my life, my hero’s always ten years away. I’m never going to be my hero. I’m not going to attain that. I know I’m not. And that’s just fine with me, because that keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing. So, to any of us, whatever those things are, whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to, and whoever it is we’re chasing. To that I say: Amen. To that I say, All right, all right, all right. To that I say, just keep living, eh? Thank you.

 

What are you looking forward to this weekend? 

Are you a Matthew McConaughey fan? 

Who motivates you?

 

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