Tag Archives: wisdom

Being a Professional

In a July interview with Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold Chin ended the conversation asking Honnold if he had a favorite quote. Below is Honnold’s response: What is your favorite quote or motto? Carpe diem maybe? I don’t really have a favorite. I take that back! My favorite quote might be by Julius Irving: ‘Being a […]

The Best Day

Yesterday was my last day in Costa Rica. If you don’t feel like reading this whole post, skip to the last four paragraphs. Seriously. Typically I woke with the sunrise. Atypically, I got up. I dressed in my running shorts and tank top and went downstairs to begin my exercises. Last year, I celebrated Thanksgiving […]

“You can’t keep an old broad down!”

My grandmother used more aphorisms than anyone I knew. They weren’t famous sayings and they might not have been her words to begin with, but they became hers. As annoying as it was to walk into the kitchen, bleary-eyed, after a night of twenty-something binge-drinking, and have her say, “You can’t soar with the eagles […]