I almost went back to bed yesterday.
Too tired to do it, I thought.
But if I waited til later, I might regret it. Something else might prevent me from getting in the run I had scheduled.
What motivates me?
Lots of things.
- feeling of accomplishment
- sheer energy of movement and endorphins
- setbacks: injuries, layoffs, races that filled up too quickly
- my competitive nature
- sometimes it is the desire to honor God and just to "feel his pleasure" (those are good days)
I thought it was funny, because I got that feeling at a much slower pace."Like BURNING."
"Fast" is not a destination.
- It is relative.
- It is a feeling.
- It can be achieved by the four-minute miler, or the 15 minute miler recovering from injury.
- If you ever reach "Fast", there is always "Faster." I have never spoken with Usain Bolt, but I am sure he would agree.
So, whether you are going to the treadmill or the road, or for rehab laps in the pool, get on those flame proof pants. Enjoy the burning. It's only for a little while.
***Thanks to the blog master @ http://www.ilikemargarine.com/ for introducing this video to me. :) I watch it every once- in- a- while and get goosebumps every time.
On October 10, 2010, Joan Benoit Samuelson ran 2:47:50 for 43rd place at the Chicago Marathon--the site of her world record a quarter century earlier--missing her goal of qualifying for an eighth Olympic Marathon Team Trials race by 1:50, but recording the fastest-ever performance by a woman over 52.