Why the right way is so hard?
To a certain degree, we all know what's right and what's wrong. Moral wise, deep down, we are very similair. Treat others as you would treat yourself. Be fair.
I don't think there is a problem with choosing right or wrong b/c in our head, we know it.
The problem arises when we take the right action.
I was thinking on the way to work this morning, how come doing the right thing is always so hard?
After some pondering (and snoozing), I come to a conclusion that doing the right way is hard b/c there is usually ONE way of doing it right and that path often leads to us doing something that we are not comfortable with or not in our nature.
My friend is in a relatinoship and things are not working out. He can...
i) Throw a fit, argue and iron fist to get his way
ii) Pretend everything is ok and ignore the problem altogether
iii) Sit down, talk it out and if things really not going to work out, part ways.
I am very impress with my friend b/c not only did he did choose (iii), he even explained to her father why the relationship is not working out and why they feel they shouldn't be together. This is a very mature way of handling the situation. Is it comfortable? Nope.
It is easy for him to try and aruge/persude/lie and get his way. It is easy for him to pretend everything is ok and ignore the problem. Instead, he chose what he felt was right and stick to it. And I am sure it is a hard decision.
Does this relate to training?
Steven, in one of his post, mentioned the secret to running faster. There really isn't any secret. To run fast, you have to run fast. And that means you have to hurt. It is definitely uncomfortable and definitely more natural for us to sit and watch tv instead. Sheila, a multi year endurance age grouper, mentioned how hard her workout is (click here).
There is no side path or short cut to make you faster. No gadget, no gizmo. There is only ONE path.
How do you know if you are on the right path? Simple.
Does it hurt?
Does it feel uncomfortable?
Is it HARD?
If it is, yes, then I think you are on the right track :D.
There is only one path to Ironman.
2.4 miles/3.8 km swim
112 miles/180 km bike
26.2 miles/42 km run
One path. One right way. And it will never be easy :)
See you there in July 22.
Side note: I think way too much.....