Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Week in Perspective

I meant to make this post towards the end of spring break, but I lost motivation. The next week is as good as any.

Well my week was filled with countless mornings without sleep and doctor appointments all to heal little ol' me. My first doctor appointment was just a bust. No answers about what's wrong with my shins and I ended up going to a specialist days after. I was really bummed because I still didn't have a straight answer, and that feeling was only eased slightly by my next appointment.

The specialist took x-rays of my shins for a second time, and unfortunately, no result. The plus side from it is that I get pain medicine to ease my discomfort away and so far it's been pretty successful. I'll have to get an MRI this upcoming weekend to see what's up. My questions are still not answered...

I'm still going strong that I'll be able to run and have a running career once again. Decathlon last year definitely caused this delay in my performance, but I don't regret doing it. I'll come back stronger than ever.

Friday, March 11, 2011

The "I Had Fun" Speech

I said I was going to write this in April of 2010, but I guess a lack of motivation to write had kept me away from it. Basically this topic is about having fun. It's about doing the things you love and how fun it is to be doing it just because of the passion that you have for it. It's an important aspect for school, sports, or education.

You love doing the things you do because you're interested at it, good at it, or have this unrelenting desire to improve at whatever you're doing. Focusing in an athlete's perspective, I'll explain the fun concept.

When an athlete competes, they all think about winning or improving a time or distance (track & field perspective). When the results are good, you're happy. If they're bad, you're not happy. I understand why an athlete would be upset when they don't achieve a certain goal. You're participating in a sport you have a passion or at least an interest in. The result shouldn't matter as much because you're out there doing what you're doing. Having fun should be all that matters. Participate in a sport because it's fun, not because you're good at it and you have to put up with all the workouts. It should be fun, not miserable. For the love of the sport.