Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Last Speed workout before the Honolulu Marathon this Thursday. Let's take action and stay focused on the prize!

Champion Running Group! We will meet this Thursday at 5:30pm at Ala Moana Beach Park behind the tennis courts (mountainside, diamond side). We will start with a dynamic warm-up and then go into a 41 minute countinuos Farlek speed workout where you will Alternate between 2 minutes hard and 3 minutes hard for 41 minutes with a 1 minute jog rest between each hard iteration of running. Finish w/ a 9 minute cool-down jog. The Word for the day is the TAKE ACTION! In life, in training, and in racing; decide to not settle for comfortable compromise. Instead, take Critical Action and put the success of the mission ahead of personal comfort and convenience! Daniel Kolenda, in his book, "Live Before You Die," says: "Critical action almost always involves putting “boots on the ground,” taking risks and interacting with people in a way that makes one vulnerable. Critical action will almost always mean paying some price and sticking your neck out in some way. The comfortable compromise, on the other hand, always consists of more talking than walking. It allows us to stay safe, makes us feel good about ourselves, and keeps us busy, but it produces very few actual results. Simply put, the comfortable compromise is an action that serves as a substitute for the critical action. It is a cheap imitation, a second-rate alternative; an easy way out. I say that comfortable compromise is more problematic than procrastination because when we procrastinate, at least we know that something is still lacking. But the comfortable compromise allows us to pacify our conscience, feeling as though we have fulfilled our obligation though in reality we have accomplished only a fraction of our potential, or perhaps none at all." The scriptures remind us to take action: "What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead." James 2:14-17 And again: "Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth." 1 John 3:18 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:23-24 I hope this blog finds you healthy and inspired to take action in life and in your running goals. - Dr. Nate

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