“If you want what you have never had before. If you want to do what you have never done before. If you want to be what, you have never been before. Then you have to change your mentality.” – Eric Thomas, motivational speaker, author, and minister But you are comfortable. You are too comfortable to realize the opportunities that lie before you. Why, because instead of thinking about the opportunity, you are thinking about the commitment. So subconsciously you have already lost. You have allowed Resistance; the narrative you tell yourself – “I am not good enough” – to win. I fight Resistance every minute of every day. It’s a vicious, deceitful, and cunning enemy but I am tired. I am sick of allowing Resistance dictate what I can achieve. I refuse to die with unrealized dreams still in me. I decided to start looking at my life as an opportunity, to be what I have never been before. So what’s the game plan? continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
BUCKSPORT — This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Tour Du Lac, one of the oldest road races in the state.Last year, the race was voted as having the best directorship of the Sub5 series races.The 10-mile course starts at the Bucksport Town Pool, circles Silver Lake, heads up Central Street onto Millvale Road and then heads onto Charlie Cole Road. The race will finish at the town pool, where runners can cool off with a swim.The race will begin at 7:30 a.m., and registration starts at 6:30. Walkers are encouraged to start at 6:30.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRace directors Margaret and Chris Jones will award age-group winners with homemade jam, which they have done for the past five years.“Bumbleberry and strawberry have become two of the favorites,” Chris Jones said. “In honor of its 40th year, the race directors are offering $100 to the first male and female to break the course records.”The records are currently held by Louie Luchini (50:20) and Cassie Hintz (59:06).The Tour Du Lac was first held back in 1976 and was founded by local runners Steve and Anne Norton.The Joneses inherited the race directorship from another local running couple, Joan and Fred Merriam, who had taken over for the Nortons in the 1980s.The race also offers the 100-mile club certificate to runners who complete 10 races.Chris Jones said of the more than 1,170 runners who have competed in the race over 39 years, only 43 have joined this exclusive club.This year, Jones said he expects Jen Noonan of Bucksport, Peter Lodge and Larry Rich to join the club.
LEWIS Hamilton produced a masterful performance to win a wet, chaotic, crash-strewn Brazilian Grand Prix and take the title fight to the final race.His ninth win of 2016 came in a race with several high-speed accidents, two stoppages and five safety cars.The victory cut the lead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who finished second, to 12 points.Rosberg will secure the championship if he finishes third in Abu Dhabi on 27 November even if Hamilton wins.Hamilton legendary, whether he is champion this year or notAs one of the most dramatic races for years unfolded, Hamilton was supreme at the front in treacherous conditions, lapping consistently faster than anyone.After each re-start Hamilton cruised easily away from Rosberg – building at one stage an 18-second lead in 14 laps before another safety car cut his lead to nothing.His victory is the 52nd of his career, making him the second most successful race winner of all time ahead of Alain Prost (51). Michael Schumacher is way ahead on 91.Not too bad, huh,” said Hamilton. “I was generally just chilling up front. When it rains it’s usually a good day for me. It was tricky for everyone. There were definitely opportunities for aquaplaning, which everyone did.“No mistakes, no issues, no spins. It was kind of interesting to hear how many people were spinning, but I didn’t have that problem.“I have always wanted to win since I watched Ayrton [Senna] win here in 1991. It has taken me a long time to get here and it is a historic day for me. To stand on the podium in Brazil where Ayrton was so loved was really special.”Rosberg said: “Didn’t go my way today. Lewis just did a great job. It was very difficult conditions