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MESSAGE #1636 LIFE IS A MARATHON…

Today is the 116th Boston Marathon. A 26.2 mile physical, mental and spiritual test for over 26,000 runners. And today is going to be a hot one.

Tom Fleming is a marathon runner and he actually was runner-up at in the Boston Marathon two times. When he was at his peak, Fleming would run between 150 and 175 miles a week. An amazing feat in itself. Somebody once asked him, “Do you ever NOT feel like running?”

“EVERY DAY I don’t feel like running…until I start running,” responded Fleming.

Now you may not be a marathon runner, but I can guarantee that at some point today, there will be something you don’t “feel like” doing, whether it’s working out, cleaning the house, practicing or studying. You may not be able to run 175 miles a week like Tom Fleming, but you can certainly have the same attitude as him—-do it whether you feel like it or not.

It’s a choice.

Here’s another great quote by Fleming:

Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win.

Good luck today to all the marathoners…and good luck to YOU.

Life is not a sprint, it’s a marathon; take it one step at a time.

Thanks for reading.

Ed Tseng
Peak Performance Coach
Pro of the Year USTA 2005
Author of “Game. Set. Life.”
Keynote Speaker
ed@edtseng.com
609.558.1077

MESSAGE #901 ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS…

“Many people think we need to motivate ourselves before we take action, but the opposite is true-by acting we can motivate ourselves.”
-TAL BEN-SHAHAR

I remember hearing about Tom Fleming, one of the greatest marathon runners of his day. When Fleming was in training, he would run between 150 and 175 miles per week.

Pretty amazing.

He was twice the New York City Marathon winner and runner-up in the Boston Marathon.

Someone once asked Fleming, “Did you ever NOT feel like running?”

Fleming responded, “EVERY DAY I didn’t feel like running…until I started running. Then I got into it.”