October 8th, 2011 // 9:50 pm @ erikhajer
What do you do when you put it all on the line and come up short?
In 1998 I set a goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. I trained relentlessly and came up short, 5 times in a row (often by minutes.)
Finally it all came together in 2002 when I had my breakthrough race and won my ticket to Boston. To be honest I wanted to throw in the towel many times along the way, but something inside of me refused to give up.
Have you put yourself on the line lately and fallen short? Have you been afraid to put yourself on the line for fear of falling short? If the answer is yes, I invite you to consider this:
There is something inside of you that is more powerful then your current circumstances or past results. Take action in spite of fear. Learn from setbacks. Get back up when you fall down. Adapt and adjust. And never ever give up!
You never know just how close you are to making your dream a reality!
Live Fit and Be Well,
About: Coach Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer and author who has helped thousands of people live the fit, vital, and empowered life they deserve. He holds a degree in exercise physiology and was named one of the top trainers of 2011 by Boston.com In addition to training “for life” Coach Erik is a 12-time marathon and 5-time Ironman triathlon finisher.
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