Pain and Suffering

It was in the middle of a long, cold, wet and achy bike ride that I finally understood a phrase David often quotes: “There’s a difference between pain and suffering.” Pain and discomfort are the physical realities: “Wow, this is a hard ride, my legs are completely beat, and I’m freezing”. Suffering is the mental … More Pain and Suffering

Running with Realities

A mentor of mine says we start with an ideal training or workout schedule, but ultimately we’re always running with realities. When I worked with a coach, I learned this by experience. My life kept intervening in my training schedule. Every week I would report back and say, well, this week was a little crazy … More Running with Realities

Thanks Diana

Diana Nyad’s accomplishment has me thinking. It seems to have a lot of people thinking about exertion, endurance, having outrageous fitness aspirations and pushing yourself even as you get older. I hear people express fear about pushing themselves as though they believe there’s some danger in it. When I talk to my mom about my … More Thanks Diana