Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stagnation is real


I was running W south today and noticed a pond that is totally covered by scum (algae). This pond still harbors life yet is dealing with stagnation. I hear the frogs but also am attacked by the mosquitoes. Life deals with the exact same issue! Stagnation! Getting in a rut! Day in and day out we do the same things finding a routine and rhythm, suddenly we realize time has gone by!!

How do we keep the pond fresh? It's a difficult task! Most folks settle in and go through the motions...they go to their job and after 30 years they still do what they did in year one! So they've done this same one years of work for thirty years! Do you see? Running is the exact same thing! To stay fresh you must be learning, trying new things, running various race distances, contributing the sport (blogs?), becoming a Sage!

Always straining for the best the pond stays fresh, plus you will rise to the top of your profession! 36:16 today....off tomorrow I am in a cool Golf Tourney....Saturday I hope to get in a solid track work-out as I aim for my goal race Sept 11. Peace!

6 comments:

Marlene said...

Another great analogy! I try to keep it "fresh" buy mixing up my training, my races and keeping great running buddies around. Never stagnant!

Anne said...

Oh poo. I keep forgetting to sign out of my work account before I leave a comment.

As I said earlier: I really like this metaphor, even if I don't like misquitos on the run.

Jamie said...

Great analogy! Have fun at the golf tourney!

Meg said...

Have fun golfing, Mark!
I love that thought of always trying new things and becoming a Sage. Very cool :) !

Jill said...

I love summer in CO so I can get out on the trails and try new things! Have a blast at the golf tournament!

Christina said...

Nice comment....This pond still harbors life yet is dealing with stagnation.

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