Posted June 23rd, 2010
There is a legend that transcends many tribes. It is probably more fiction than fact but from ancient Sparta to Samurai warriors to Apache lore there is a consistent focus on "the vision quest". Loosely defined it is a rite of passage and life defining moment where a hero leaves everything he knows behind him and sets out to encounter the world at its most fierce. Ethics of self preservation, protection, security, comfort and plenty are not just absent; they are forcibly removed. The romance of the vision quest is the raw human experience and the endurance (and perseverance) of human performance. The lure of the vision quest is the unknown.
I am set to embark on a vision quest of my own. My adv...
Marathon Training Update #4
Posted June 14th, 2010
"Belief" is a funny thing. There are so many quotes and so much wisdom that leaders and thinkers and philospohers have offered about what can happen if we believe. Martin Luther King helped strech our national belief when he went dreaming, athletic coaches have cast vision that the fuel for a championship is the beleif that it can be done. innovators and inventors saw what today lacked and believed tomorrow for something better.
My running journey this year has been a story of knocking down barriers. I remember when the jump from 3 to 4 miles seemed unimaginably daunting. I could feel my legs buckle at mile 3, demanding rest and my lungs eager to comply and i wondered, "how in the heck am I goin...