Sunday, February 17, 2013

Suffering is Not Pain. Embrace Suffering.

I ran over 42 miles this weekend, including a 2x2 mile lactate threshold workout. Let me tell you as I finished my run today I was exhausted. I was suffering. It is something necessary to accomplish long term goals from getting a college degree to digging out of debt.

I feel that there is less suffering in the world today in developed countries than 50 or 150 years ago. While the USA work ethic is second to none, it seems to be eroding amongst the convenience of modern life. It is part of the reason I ran 111 miles last week, to teach myself how to handle adversity.

We must suffer because the things we strive for are hard. "...not because they are easy, but because they are hard." JFK

Push yourself. "Nothing is impossible if we will commit." Gene Kranz

What is possible? Nearly anything? Anything?

1 comment:

  1. "I had a good week, but even the good weeks are not perfect." Only Jesus is perfect.

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