The above quote is a line in a song that I love to listen to when I run. Lately my wife and I have been discussing this very thing too.
I am surrounded by people that have the potential for greatness. I don't mean local, wow that is cool greatness, I mean world class greatness. I don't know if their potential will ever be fulfilled and it pains me greatly.
It's hard to get out of your comfort zone. I know life gets busy and bills have to get paid and so on and so forth. Even though all of this is true these people should still work towards their greatness everyday. I believe that each of us has a God given talent and we are negligent if we fail to put it to good use. Think about it, you have a responsibility to the Almighty to make the most of the talents that you were given. That is an awesome responsibility.
One of the things that I always said to myself was, if I ever found out that my time was limited that I would work out and get a six pack. (I know this is a minor and superficial thing but it illustrates my point.) When I would look in the mirror at myself and see a fat guy I would always believe that there would be time to "do it later". That isn't the case.
Our days are numbered. The only day that you have is today and you might not make it through this one.
If you know what your talent is then do something today to achieve greatness. Today is the only day that you have and no, I am not going to tell you who you are.
YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!
On a lighter note, My wife and I were at Cabelas sporting goods store the other night. She said something to me that solidifies her status as a redneck for all time. She said lets buy a taser and tase each other. The first one to pee on themselves loses.
For the last few days my meals have been a repeat of the ones before except for yesterday. Yesterday I had a "Cheeseburger in Paradise" from a local eatery. Then I had some chips and cheese. I did this because I needed a cheat day and I figured that I could spare the calories.
Friday I did the fifth week of the 16 week abs workout. I have laid off Tabata this week because I have a half marathon to run on the 24th and I wanted to be able to train for it.
Saturday. I ran 10 miles today and it felt really good. It felt good until I stopped. When I stopped I learned what a Plantar Fascia was. If you are wondering what it is I will tell you. It is a piece of your foot that you injure when you try to run too far. I can tell you with complete honesty that it hurts a lot.
I hope this doesn't hurt my training.