Friday, January 16, 2009

I owe you one...

Sorry, ladies and gents.

I have been delinquent in posting. And that is not respectful to my worldwide base of master competitor disciples.

So, what do I have for you today?

Not much.

I seem to have a lull in motivation. And I'm still basking in the afterglow of the Tour de Felasco (see posting below) from last weekend.

The Green Swamp 50K looms ahead on February 7. Serious business and I should be into a heavy prep mode.

But I am not.

I was in the gym this morning, forcing a few reps on the weight stations. I was pondering the positive (no more back and leg pain!) but also the negative (how to get motivated for my 26th year of endurance sport).

A former student of mine is running a marathon in Jacksonville next month. She completed an 18-mile long run yesterday and is poised to nail a 20-miler before the race.

It's all so good. The first time is one of the best. I can live vicariously through these young athletes. I see the spark that was at one time within me, that spark of enlightenment that comes from building the base for an inaugural endurance event.

So, observation of the past is as relevant as acknowledgment of the future. Time past and time to come.

The journey is long but rewarding.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:24 AM

    Tom - You better get your ass in gear and tear it up in that Swamp race :) Heather (MBA partner in crime)