Work Hard – Like an Ant.

The famous stoic, Marcus Aurelius – Roman emperor – 161 to 180 A.D. in his book of meditations/thoughts, has the following conversation, (it’s unclear if the conversation occurred just in his mind, or if he recorded an actual talk that he had with someone),

“At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work – as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for – the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?  Continue reading “Work Hard – Like an Ant.”

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A Run in the Rain.

Our holiday down in Sedgefield is slowly coming to an end. This morning I set out to do a 21 k training run. Sedgefield is a small town, so you need to get out on the main road which links Knysna to George to get that right. I chose to go in the George direction. There is a petrol station on the route which allowed me to pop in and buy a bottle of water to drink along the run. It started to rain just after my petrol station stop.  Continue reading “A Run in the Rain.”