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Striving for Perfection


“Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.”

― Vince Lombardi Jr.

As runners, we are always looking for that perfect race with the perfect weather with the perfect course. Along the way, we want to have perfect workouts with the perfect apparel and equipment.

In the end, that perfection is not going to happen. However, nearly perfect is acceptable. With that, the journey along the way will make it all worthwhile. Because as you increase your fitness and strive for perfection, great changes are taking place.

The above quote from Vince Lombardi is perfect in very essence. As athletes, we chase that dream. That dream is completely personal. And as we chase that dream, knowing that perfection is not going to be achieved and will never happen, we “shall catch excellence”.

What does it take to catch excellence?

--It takes a plan.

--It takes determination.

--It takes goals.

--It takes a will to succeed.

--It takes practice.

--It takes the ability to accept failure along the way.

That’s just a taste of it but it’s the core of being a winner.

So as you prepare to conquer the remainder of your spring season and start to plan out the summer as well as the fall, are you going to strive for perfection? Your answer better be yes.

Giddy up!!!


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