Friday, September 19, 2008

Be Your Own Hero

This is the time of year a lot of us runners, walkers and run/walkers, start preparing for the January Disney Marathon weekend and the races in the spring. For a lot of people that is an impossible dream, anything athletic is just not something they are capable of. Panda Poop, there is more to all of us than we realize.

There comes a turning point, in all our lives, when it's time to get up off the couch, change from the flip flops into our training shoes and start the journey. Sport and athletics are not just for teens and impossibly thin and muscular people. We may be a little soft looking outside to the rest of the world but inside we can know the truth. To the rest of the world we are soft and timid, but we are really soft leather stretched over spring steel, with the heart of a champion and the courage of a warrior.

Our transformation into the athlete we know we are starts with desire and those first steps. The desire has to move you to action and then once you are started keeps you going ever onward. The great Walt Disney coined the phrase, "Keep moving forward". That sums up how we should live every part of our life an especially our athletic life.

Most of us spend our lives on the sidelines watching others compete, isn't it time to get off the bench and take the field. We can be our own hero, we can over come our personal demons and continue to grow stronger. There comes a point where we find that seeking the challenges becomes a part of who we are, meeting and defeating our demons defines us.

Be your own hero and you might just find you have become a hero to a lot of other people in your life. How cool for your children to have a role model that never gives in, a hero that gets right back on the field no matter how many times they fall.

Thanks for reading.

Warrior Panda

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