Grappling With ForgivenessPosted: August 27, 2012
To return to the root is to find peace. To find peace is to fulfill one’s destiny-
Long painful story made short: In order to reach our goals we need to forgive ourselves first. That’s it, we promise.
What happens when you set a goal for yourself and then fail to reach it? Run a marathon in under 2:30:00? 5k Under 20 minutes? Go a day without forgetting something important, are just a few examples. Failing to reach our goals happens to all of us each and every day.
For many, simply finishing a race is not enough. We want each and every event to be a record smashing success. Breaking goals and records each and every time we head out of the door. If only this was true …
What race are you running? And what are the failures, big or small, you’re kicking around in your head this morning? Did you have a great race this past weekend, but finished in such poor shape that you vowed never to put yourself in another similar situation again?
Over the years and through many failures along the way. One thought rings true: You will always have another chance, Next weekend, next month and hopefully next year. If you’re facing a recent failure learn to accept and forgive yourself first (Lance Armstrong is a prime example) .
There is no good reason to punish yourself after a failure, no matter what it may be. Forgive and take the next step forward.
**We originally had penned a really nasty post brim full of seething words aimed at this whole Lance Armstrong debacle. Remember: Write drunk – Edit sober … **
A nice quick Warm Up consisting of either a Pulse Trail Run or Hill Sprints?
25 Hardstyle KB Swings (heavy – ish)
5 Cartwheels (To each side)
5 Standing Broad Jumps (Full and Open Hip Activation)
Lets try to keep this program going for 30 minutes shale we?
Forgive and move forward. Hey, sometimes it’s rather hard to forgive ourselves … Totally normal peeps! Have a great day today and ENJOY!!!