I was pumped and ready to start the morning with a run. My last several weeks of cardio had been on the spin bike, but I felt awesome that morning. My lifting had been going well, and I was seeing solid gains in my spinning. I was ready to knock out a quick 4-5 miles (without walking).
And then I got on the treadmill. And it kicked my ass. And humbled me. But, I learned - like always. :)
To run, or to do anything, you can't do it part time or half-assed and expect results. Your gains are matched by your effort, or your lack thereof.
Ironically, a Pitbull song was on as the first song up for the morning, and the lyrics were perfect for the situation:
Ask for money, and get advice
Ask for advice, get money twice
I was also re-reading Atlas Shrugged and came across a gem:
Do you know the skill it demands, and the years of passionate, merciless, excruciating devotion that goes to acquire that skill. I have often wondered at the smugness with which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscious, to stifle my mind - yet what is it that they expect to depend on, when they lie on an operating table under my hands?
Results don't come from wishing, or wanting something to be so. They come from putting in the work, sweat, effort and dedication to get better!
Make it an amazing day!
*Originally posted on TealSpin.com 12/8/15
Ponderings on life, yarn, leadership. And probably some cute pics of the pups!