Sunday, November 27, 2011

Struggle Strengthens

Sometimes I don't get it, but I embrace it. With running, ur, in life, one of the greatest tools to strengthen is struggle. When powering through a run, when you are struggling, to continue to move forward is strengthening your resolve and your resilience.

As many of you are approaching the start of your first marathon, embracing this principle will give you an arsenal against every thing that is thrown at you. When your legs fatigue, your fuel fades, and your mind wobbles, you are being made stronger.

"Struggle is nature's way of strengthening."

Today, embrace the struggle. Find strength in the fight. Never go into a race wondering if you are going to finish.

You are.
You will.
You have.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Lessons from I Am Legend

First of all, I hate horror movies. Yet I was gripped by this one. There was an underlying theme that held me glued. Maybe it was the constant battle that Smith walked in throughout the movie.

Will Smith's character Robert Neville creates the tipping point of the movie when telling this story of Reggae legend, Bob Marley.

Marley believed the theory on curing racism and hate was possible by "injecting music and love into people's lives… the people who are trying to make this world worse are not taking a day off. Why should I?"
What if every person lived with an expectancy that their actions would be spoken of in generations to come? People looked back on how you lived, led, and loved, and said, "___FILL YOUR NAME IN HERE___, he/she was a LEGEND."
Today, not tomorrow, live knowing that one person can make a difference. You. Believe, dream, and decide today, that you can provide hope for a new way of living and thinking, doing and being.
Like Smith's character, be willing to sacrifice to defend, or more importantly, declare the cure. Ironically, in I Am Legend, blood samples were the inoculates. Amazing.


Until then, much love…and ask "How Can I light up the darkness?" Darkness is not taking a day off.