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!