Lane 8 and hurricane season have a common thread. A David versus Goliath type of thread.
A big, formidable foe, and a lowly and weak opponent.
Humans versus a category four hurricane. Who loses? Humans.
David versus Goliath. Looking at the two, most would bet on the giant – the obvious, overwhelmingly physically superior human.
Ya still with me?
With proper preparation, a foe’s strengths can be mitigated.
We can’t stop hurricanes, but we can wisely prepare for them.
We also can’t stop the aging process, but with dedicated and consistent focus, we can age wisely. Certainly, at the very least, we can make it better than if we do nothing.
We also might surprise ourselves at the house we can build, if we plan ahead, and work hard.
That’s why I think going to Finland in August is such a David versus Goliath feat.
Win or lose, I’ll leave nothing on the track.
Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂
PS. If you do happen to click on the Finland in August link, scroll to the 400 meters. There I am, next to last.
Run Blog Run is an interesting blog I found while reading Fast Forward on the plane to Niagara Falls yesterday. By the way, I’m here in Niagara Falls, New York.
Fast Forward is a free magazine as part of a USATF membership.
Was it coincidence that the first article on Run Blog Run featured Jeremy Wariner? Jeremy has dominated the 400 meters for some time:
- 3 Olympic Gold Medals
- 4 World Championship Gold medals
- 5th Fastest 400m Time Ever
In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, LaShawn Merritt, age 22, defeated Jeremy, and established himself as the Olympic 400m gold medalist.
What does any of this mean?
It just means that everybody has something they love to do. Jeremy, LaShawn and I love to run 400m.
I also happen to love helping others go for their dreams. That’s what Lane 8 is all about.
Dream Big. Get There. Stay There. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂