Flukes or Champions?


Hello World-

Sometimes you come across an inspirational quote that speaks to you, about who you are and who you hope to be.  I feel the need to share...

Flukes or Champions?

The difference is how you handle success.
With champions, success lies in the journey,
not the destination.  With champions, success
is never unexpected; it is a natural result
that comes from continuos, unselfish,
unrelenting determination to win,
never letting down, never letting outside influences
into the game.  Champions know it is not having
the talent to win that makes a champion;
it is having too much pride to lose.

Thanks Yale Lacrosse Coach...

These are the two parts that I like the best:

  1. With champions, success lies in the journey, not the destination.  This is what I strive for in my running.  It is not so much about the track times or the marathon times -- ok, great times are awesome and put a huge smile on my face -- but the journey it takes to get there.  Good people you meet, fresh air, healthy living, and doing something you love.  And pairing that something you love (running) with something that is good for the community (raising money for charity).
  2. With champions, success is never unexpected; it is a natural result that come from continuous, unselfish, unrelenting determination...  never, ever give up.  If an obstacle is put in you way, just go around it!!
  1. Many of you have been asking how the 2010 goals are going.  I read them over every morning while taking my first sips of coffee -- my happy juice -- and assess and contemplate and decide which goal I'm going to focus on that day.  Lately -- 4 to 5 hours/day this week -- it has been all about securing my 'Ten in '10' Alexandria business sponsor list; six local businesses have committed a $1,000.00 a year over the next 5 years!  More to follow on that plus more fundraising thoughts...  Cross training on target (3x) this week, patience/listening has been pretty good but that still needs some work...  Stretching ok -- favorite husband's weight bench is great for this -- I can lay on my back and rotate leg over torso for awesome IT Band stretch...  Meditation, ummm, not so much.  Maybe once in the carpool line, or did I just fall to sleep?  I think my mouth was hanging open when the traffic guard tapped on my window, and yes, fans, the car was off...
  2. Small world.  Friend Kristen C. put me in touch with her good friend Mike over at MacNair Travel here in Alexandria, www.macnairtravel.com.  Mike agreed to help me get great travel deals at cost :)  Thanks Mike!  But here's the small world part.  The agent who was asked to help me, Michelle, was someone who had emailed me, months ago, after reading this blog.  She and I had been back and forth a few times; her asking me for advice, and me giving it to her and hoping the advice was sound!  She's running a 1/2 marathon in every state.  Go Michelle!!

Cheers -- I'll talk atcha later -- and it was a beautiful day for a run!



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