Sunday, February 23, 2014

Champions are Made

"Champions are made, not born." I have this quote running through my mind this morning after the finale of the Olympic winter games.  "Champions are made..."

At the end of the day what we see on the screen is a moment in an athlete's life. In that moment all their hard work is on display. What we don't see is everything leading up to that moment. The discipline, devotion and laser like focus. The obstacles, challenges and sacrifice. Not just that of the athlete but of the families too. There is something so powerful about a win but also a loss. It's amazing and emotional, as is life.

A few years back while training for another marathon I had to take some time off due to an injury. I was told to "suck it up", it wasn't a big deal - it wasn't the Olympics. At that moment it struck me that yes of course it wasn't the Olympics but this marathon was MY Olympics. Sounds corny I know but it's true. That's how I saw it. So keeping the Olympic spirit alive think about something you've always wanted to do – a goal you'd like to attain.  It doesn't have to be fitness or health related but it should be something that challenges you, even scares you. Make it your Olympics and approach it like a champion.  Set a plan, do the work and make it happen!

Enjoy yourself in good health and fitness,