Quote Of The Day
“Someone with keen self-awareness is able to separate the acute euphoria of being fully immersed in a pursuit from the long-term consequences of doing so. … Practicing self-awareness allows you to more honestly evaluate and reevaluate the trade-offs inherent to living an unbalanced, passionate life. It ensures that you are taking the time to rest and recover so that you don’t burn out, and it also ensures that you are making conscious decisions about how you spend your time and energy, and thus decreases the chances that you’ll have regrets about what you did – and didn’t – do. It helps you realize when your identity may be getting too interwoven with a specific activity, and that in some instances – writing a book, the first few months with a newborn baby, or trying to make an Olympic team, for example – your lack of balance may be excessive, but it can be OK because it’s time-bound. For some people, when you zoom in on any given day, week, month, or maybe even year, they don’t appear at all balanced. But when you zoom out and look across the totality of their lives, they are actually quite balanced and whole. This is the kind of balance to strive for.”
– Excerpt from new book by Steve Magness and Brad Stulberg called The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life.
- Galen Rupp is BACK, BABY!!
- What marathon time is reasonable?
- “I thought I was fit enough to win last year,” Ritzenhein says
- Emily Sisson is the new Shalane Flanagan
- I hate the 40 hour work week law (i want to get paid more and work 65)
- Thinking about false starting an 800m on purpose...bad idea?
- Is the dream realistic? How many U.S. born men and women are making over $100,000/yr as professional distance runners?
- Dennis Kimetto had another DNF in Daegu
- I’m getting way too skinny!!!