“We fly like blackbirds through the orange groves, floating on a warm wind. When we run, we own the earth. The land is ours. We speak the birds’ language. Not immigrant no more. No stupid Mexicans. When we run, our spirits fly. We speak to the gods. When we run, we are the gods.”
Killer Mike gave listeners a bit of real world advice on how they could invest their money into businesses instead of “cloudy jewelry” or bottle service at the club.
He explained that for as little as $5,000 you can invest into a snow cone business and build your wealth from there, as he made it clear that the street life sounds cool in songs, but it’s not great in real life.
Killer Mike is so woke he wants to teach us how to run with the jewels. This is a great advice for black yourh especially. You can start planning and invest money in your future instead of spending them for parties and useless thing to impress others. And expirience which you can earn, will cost even more than money you spend/earn.
What do you think has had the greatest influence on your success in running?
Hey! I think a big turning point in my running career was this past fall when I went abroad on Team USA. I had expected it to be a joke (since I’m obviously not a D1 national champion or even all-American). Even as I write this, I can see that what I lacked before that trip and racing at Worlds was confidence. A race had become some kind of neurotic induced test of am I good enough? And my goals always seemed reasonable, so I didn’t understand why I couldn’t do it (why wasn’t i good enough?). I mostly hung-out with our senior team on this trip (who were all INCREDIBLE pro-runners, well out of college). I was in awe with them (although I tried not to act it), but then something crazy happened: they were in awe with me. Not just them, but my fellow junior teammates, the coaches and management officials, people from other teams and other countries. I couldn’t believe it! I was only 19 during this trip (and they were like 26-28). They told me that I had the ability to be just as good as them or better if I would just stick with it. That was their “secret” to being a pro-runner: just stick with it. I came into the trip with no confidence in myself or my training, and always feeling like I needed to “prove” myself (in practice, life, workouts, etc.). I left kind of dumbfounded: maybe I should cut myself some slack, pour myself into training, FOLLOW MY HEART, and see what happens. After XC, I built myself from the ground up. I took a leap of faith, developed a SOLID training plan, and poured myself into it. And finally to all unsupportive people in my life who told me I couldn’t (coaches, teammates, etc.), I said watch me. Now over 6 months later, looking back on this turning point I can see this has been the “breakthrough season” I always had inside me. The only secret was to believe in myself and go all-in with my training. I have only done base phase since November. I have done 2 legitimate track workouts in 6 months, and have had a HUGE PR in every event I have run. OFF OF NO SPEED WORK. Now, I am going to run for a place in grad school that I know will have my best interest in mind. And before every race, I now tell myself to “get out of your own way” and just do it.
I’m a junior at college in the San Francisco area and I study political
geography. I’m really interested in politics (I’m a
progressive/leftist), journalism, books, music, running, backpacking,
travel, and food. Some fiction authors I love are Margaret Atwood,
Ursula K. Le Guin, Jeanette Winterson, Virginia Woolf etc. Nonfiction
authors I love are Jeremy Scahill and Naomi Klein! I’m really into House
of Cards, Orphan Black, OITNB, and Mr. Robot! I’m training for my first
half marathon right now and trying to stay strong and resilient as the
world descends into dystopia! I’m an INTJ, Sagittarius, chaotic good!
Preferences: Being queer friendly is a must, and I
would prefer a penpal that is also queer. (I’m bisexual!) I would prefer
someone that with left/progressive politics. If you’re not American,
that’d be perfect - I travel a fair amount and would love to get to know
people from other countries!