Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Chances not Taken

Chance to quit #1:  When his Innovative Fitness coach suggested setting a goal.
Chance to quit #2:  When his IF coach suggested the BMO Marathon.
Chance to quit #3:  When he realized that his physique didn't exactly lend itself to endurance running.
Chance to quit #4:  When training proved difficult to fit in to business and family life.
Chance to quit #5:  When he got sick 36 hours before the race.
Chance to quit #6:  When he forgot his race number, chip and all his gels rushing out of the house.
Chance to quit #7:  When he realized this meant there'd be no proof of his running at all.
Chance to quit #8:  When his nipples were rubbed raw at 20km (22.2km to go.)
Chance to quit #9:  When he threw up at 23km.  His 4th (and not last) porta-potty stop of the day.
Chance to quit #10:  When it got REALLY hard with 10km to go.

Luckily James M never quit and now has a marathon to his name. 

He also has a mindset that says "I don't quit – no matter what."

I was honoured to accompany you, and pleased to help with as many of the issues above as I could – in the end the work was all yours though.

Congratulations!

~MJ
James M at the Historic Half earlier this year - no BMO pics yet.

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