Sunday, May 29, 2011

Some thoughts on running and being a better individual

THE RIGHT attitude is key

Whether we're going to remain mediocre or improving depends on our mental and emotional attitude. Our capabilities are limited only by our mental strength and will. Modern society is pampering us with the hypnotic "illusions of safety" that we deem every challenge beyond these "safe zones" as impossible feats.  

impossible IS NOTHING

There are a multitude of inspirational stories that features people doing feats that a common soul would think to be impossible. For example there is the story of  Lance Armstrong, who won the Tour de France 7 times while simultaneously battling cancer. 
"Without cancer, I never would have won a single Tour de France. Cancer taught me a plan for more purposeful living, and that in turn taught me how to train and to win more purposefully. It taught me that pain has a reason, and that sometimes the experience of losing things—whether health or a car or an old sense of self—has its own value in the scheme of life. Pain and loss are great enhancers."

The human body is proven to be capable of extreme feats as long as one pushes oneself diligently. Impossibility - the ultimate excuse, only exist in the mind of the weak - the mediocre while the strong continues to challenge and destroy status quo. 

Beating one's self

As an amateur runner, I have no championships to take in mind YET. Before i direct myself towards achieving medals and awards, i must first overcome the hurdle of laziness and lack of focus. I must first beat myself before i go run trying to beat other people. after all the greatest of battles are fought in one's heart

p.s.  Many people accuse Armstrong of using performance enhancing drugs. I don't really know if it's true but one thing i know is that you can take PED's all you want but it wont give you a championship if you don't physically labor for it.

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