Sprint!

After taking a look at the physiques of the Olympic 100 meter finalists, I’ve concluded that, if at all possible, we should find a way to incorporate sprinting into our personal fitness programs. Even if it’s only a single sprint every third workout, even if sprinting isn’t relevant to our specific fitness or athletic goals, we should still sprint. Why? Because it’s important that we don’t forget how it feels to go full-out, holding nothing back. Study a sprinter’s facial expression – it’s an exemplification of maximum effort. So often, frightened into believing we have to save something, we hold back, waiting for the ideal time to let it rip. Sprinting reminds us that we can’t wait forever.

Olympic Immersion

Whenever the Olympics first begin, I'm a little bored. I don't know the athletes. I don't know their stories. Then as I become immersed in their lives, in their incredible work ethic, in their passionate desire to achieve, I'm hooked. It's so uplifting to "spend time" with people like that. If we all could be as focused and driven as they are (in our OWN specialties) what an amazing world we could create.

The CATHECT Life

The most painful word in the world? It's CATHECT. Dictionary.com (Subscribe to its "word of the day"!) defines it like this: cathect kuh-THEKT, verb: To invest emotion or feeling in an idea, object, or another person. Why is it so painful? Because as soon as we invest emotion, as soon as we start feeling, we're opening ourselves up to hurt. When we don't feel, there's no pain. For many, it's a viable option. The problem with not allowing ourselves to not feel is that it's not just pain that we eliminate from our lives. It's joy, too. If you love someone there's going to be pain. Pain when they're hurting. Pain when they hurt us. Pain when they're away from us. But the flipside is the potenti