Thursday, December 15, 2005

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

Helen Keller

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Whenever I suffer, I know what I am going through is good for me. Comfortablility (sp?) is only a temporary illusion. Being comfortable is being complacent. Complacency = death. Whether we are working for the next job promotion or in sports, The second we sit back and relax, we are behind already.

Continuous improvement...such a business lingo. What gets down to it is the relentless drive.

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Has anyone notice how much leaner they got? I have been seeing myself in the mirror at the change room. Woah. Fit :). I was talking to Williamhow my calves got much leaner compare to two years ago. My core is weak. Improving my core should improve my swimming (sinking) ability. A leaner body, what a great side effect from training hard :)

Woke up late and miss chlorine bath today. Considering today as a rest day and go tomorrow. Tonight, dinner with my Fellowship and our Pastor. It will be an enjoyable night. If I get home early, I will work on my abs.

8 comments:

Iron Benny said...

Cliff,
Good to have you back. Have you looked at the video clips on totalimmersionswimmin.com? They are super helpful. When I was doing TI those videos were pretty handy. However, you are taking the class so you probably have all the visual aids you need. Anyway, just a thought. Take care Cliff
Benny

Comm's said...

your talking about suffering from Common Man Syndrome. Glad you don't have it.

The Spandex-King said...

What???? Dinner and then ab work. For me, after a big dinner I can really feel those abs. No ridges, just one big hard belly. Kinda like a keg as compared to a six pack. Have fun.

'Zilla said...

Love the post! The first part I needed. Thank you.

And I totally agree about being more lean - I did the same mirror check while I was lifting this morning... I swear these spandex shorts are getting loose-- Way to go, Cliff!

Bolder said...

i think it's the swimming... more of an overall body workout then i'm used to...

buffness!

jessie_tri_mn said...

Thanks for the quote.... that's a great one.
It's far too easy to become complacent, especially in during the winter doldrums.

Oh & yay for collective leanness!

Susan said...

Great job on the leaness . . . why are abs so tough. Try some of Duncan's Devil Crunches.

marathena said...

Hey great post!! I love ab work!! As for being lean, I have never in my life been so lean!! Whoa, fit right?? Cool!! Anyway, I tagged you. Now you have to right 5 random things about yourself! Good luck!!