by The Inspired Perspirer
“Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous” ~Anonymous (ironic, huh?)
I don’t even know how I came into possession of the book “Genesis and the Big Bang,” but it created an excitement within me that I can’t recall having ever experienced before…. I could see God’s hand in the operations of math and functionings of science. Then, one summer day last year, I was wandering through the book store and just so happened to find myself in the science section. One book in particular practically leaped off the shelf at me – The Elegant Universe. This was my first introduction to Physics, written for the layperson in such a way as to increase my excitement and wonder at the world around me ten-fold.
Next up – Richard Feynman. While I waited for his book, “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” to come in the mail, I delighted in youtube videos of him discussing his own curiosities with the world. You know that old question, if you could invite one person, living or dead, to dinner, who would it be? My dinner guest would be Richard Feynman. His passion and enthusiasm is infectious!
So, amidst all the toiling of our most recent athletic pursuits (mixed martial arts, running, fox hunting, my husband’s cycling and triathloning), these little intellectual seeds were sown. With my “free” time being limited by long hours at a full-time job, I had decided to take an academic break, before moving on to a university, in order to achieve some athletic goals. However, this did not mean I would put aside learning, as you can see by my choice of reading material. All of life is a learning process, and I thoroughly enjoy it! One of the most important lessons I’ve learned, though, came not by reading, but by doing. I learned that the harder I push myself, the harder I can push myself. I’m steadily pushing past and redefining my limits. And I’ve embodied the spirit of Asics – sound body, sound mind. The strengthening of my body is steeling my mind for the future.