Six things that won’t get you to the Olympics

Two days ago in the back of a cab to JFK airport…

London Olympics

Six things that won’t get anyone to the Olympics:

    1. Wishing
    2. Hoping
    3. Waiting
    4. Money
    5. Compromising
    6. Quitting

The 2012 London Olympics opening ceremonies were stunning last night. Makes a person wonder what’s the recipe for chasing Olympic sized Baby Boomer health dreams? Eight days…

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Do it, even when you don’t feel like it

University of Iowa Track
University of Iowa Track

Do it, even when you don’t feel like it? Yes. Traveled Orlando to Detroit. Detroit to Cedar Rapids. Cab to Iowa City. Long day. Lots of work. Hotel room. Choices.

Had it all planned before I left Orlando to run once I got here. Got here and running was the last thing I had time or energy for. Hours later, I tricked myself into a run down to the track to catch a glimpse of the Iowa track team…

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Excuse whisperer?

Tom has an excuse, he's stuck in a cage.... right?

Addicted to excuses? We’re not even aware. The way an alcoholic denies their condition. I know. Been there. Done that. Let’s move on to body suicide.

When we don’t take care of ourselves – and excuses are no excuse – we are slowly killing ourselves.

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Are we out after three strikes?

are we out after three tries? there is only one answer.

Are we out after three strikes? The road to excellence has no finish line. If I quit after three failed attempts, well, I’d be a loser. Today marks the third track meet this season I planned to attend, but couldn’t.

And some weeks, I go six, seven, even ten days between visits to Gold’s Gym.

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Insight: Fall down seven, get up eight.