"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."

Sunday, December 17, 2006

An Epiphany

My running partner Bill called me Saturday and during the course of our conversation it became apparent to both us that our collective motivation and focus regarding training, is directly proportional to having set a goal.

What a surprise!

Of course we both knew this about ourselves. We, like many people merely tuck away information such as this in those dark and dusty corners of the brain where it often lays hidden and obscured for indeterminable amounts of time.

Modern science has yet to ascertain the cause of either this phenomenon or the reasons for the periodic re-emergence of these personal postulates. However, the initial epiphany like effect of these seemingly sudden revelations, is a given.

So now that we have once again embraced “Know thyself”, the profound adage spawned by the philosophy of Socrates, we’re back on track.

The Goal: The Blacksburg 10 Miler
The Date: February 24, 2007
The Training: Commences January 1, 2007 (with the Star City Striders annual run up Mill Mountain)

I got a jump start today with a 5 miler.

“Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power” - Seneca

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