Yesterday was the first day of High School second semester, which included our son’s first real, personal fitness class. He has historically been non-athletic. The teacher had everyone do two laps (half mile). i had no idea this was coming.
Coincidently, the day before, our father/son run included eight mailboxes, or 800 meters. We started running eight weeks ago.
i remember telling him after we finished the half-mile jog that we ran the equivalent of two laps around a track. Have to believe that he had a confidence with him that would have not existed had we not started running 100 meters a day for a week, and then adding 100 meters more each week.
The slow and steady, almost ridiculously easy distance, and the gradual increase added up, and will continue to add up.
A metaphor for our own lives, no?
On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.
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