Day by Day – Habit by Habit.

Zeno the philosopher wrote this almost 2300 years ago, “You can know the habits of an individual by its appearance.” To put that in other words: your body reflects your habits -which includes both diet and exercise.

You can either work on your six pack or buy lots of six packs. You won’t be able to get both right.  Continue reading “Day by Day – Habit by Habit.”

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.”

Training Thoughts from the Stoics.

Stoicism is an ancient philosophical system developed by the Romans in the early years and centuries A.D. It is non-religious and can be paired with any major religion, or, appreciated by atheists too. There has been a recent upsurge in its popularity due to writers like Tim Ferris etc.  Continue reading “Training Thoughts from the Stoics.”

First Holiday Run Done.

My first run of my end of year holiday has been done. We as a family have been coming to Sedgefield in the Eastern Cape for several years. I have run most roads in the area over this time. So, here is the thing – while in Jozi, while thinking of my holiday, I imagine my first run here. I love the beach, lagoon, scenery, quaint shops and walks, but when I think of the holiday, I imagine that first run. I guess that is proof of this being more than a sport: it’s an addiction.  Continue reading “First Holiday Run Done.”