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.”

The Sword of Damocles

I read this story the other day and spent some time during this morning’s run thinking about it. The story is about a man who meets up with his king. The man tells the king how lucky he is to be king. He goes on about his power, throne, food and all the luxuries he enjoys. The king agrees to switch roles with the man for a few days. The man turns up on the designated day to take his place on the throne and sees above the throne a large sword hanging by a hair. He enquires of the king what the sword is all about, obviously not being too keen to take a seat under it. The king explains that he lives his life in constant fear of assassination and that at any moment his kingdom could be snatched from his by his closest political advisers.  Continue reading “The Sword of Damocles”