One of my favorite movies is from 1992 called Strictly Ballroom…I know many people think it’s too weird and quirky, but I have to admit that I like weird and quirky movies. This one shows up on my “favorite” list because of a phrase used in the movie a few times:
“Vivir con miedo es como vivir a medias”
which (according to the movie) roughly translated means:
“A life lived in fear is a life half lived”
I’ve heard the translation isn’t quite accurate, but close enough to make a very valuable point.
Even looking at goals, I’ve heard more than one person say “There is no way I could run that far.” They never sign up for the race. They never try.
Sometimes running isn’t easy. Sometimes it hurts. When we push our limits and try to go beyond ourselves we may fail.
So what? I would rather have tried and failed than not even make the attempt. But in reality… there is so much that can be learned from the experience that an attempt (even if the distance couldn’t be run) would be an incredible learning experience.
I’m not trying to be longwinded… just something on my mind lately, probably because I’m thinking about a big step up in mileage. Hint: here’s the book I’ve been reading.