When we are on a health comeback is it easier to make excuses?
Or is the notion that skipping exercise today and chalking it up to over-managing rest, considered a cop out?
Watched Jamaica’s Usain Bolt repeat as World’s Fastest Man at yesterday’s 2013 Track & Field World Championships.
And it was the first time, ever, four athletes from the same country appeared in a final.
In the midst of all the important and trivial details that fill our days, we have the option to exercise or not.
Well, it seems like an option.
But is it really?
Why would an athlete dream of the worst lane and finishing dead last?
Would you rather be the slowest of the fastest or the fastest of the slowest?
Slowest of the fastest declares you eighth best in the world, if you’re in the finals, at the Masters Track & Field World Championships.
Fastest of the slowest could be at a nursing home.
Finish dead last.
Eighth best in the world.
This is the metaphor and symbolism for this blog – Lane 8 – and life in general.
Every damn day – that’s what some tee shirts say.
The meaning is profound.
And challenging to live up to.
But not impossible.
When we come to fully realize that everything is a gift, our life is elevated with a sense of deep obligation to nurture our body.
Every damn day.
Better health is a personal goal and challenge. Encouraging others to strive for the same is also a goal and a challenge.
Why fuss over trying to help others?
Help thy brother’s boat across, and lo! Thine own has
reached the shore. – Hindu Proverb
Some things are so obvious, we no longer see them.