"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”

- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Let's Get Serious

I'm in. This morning I paid my non-refundable $65 for an entry into the 2010 Newport Marathon. The waiver and disclosure statement I agreed to was three pages, single-spaced, 12-point font. What could possibly have been in that statement after "I understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous...blah blah blah...you, your heirs or executors can't sue us.....?"

This is one of my favorite Sports Illustrated covers (it's the 2007 MLB playoffs preview edition). Why post it here? For one, I'm a huge Red Sox fan and it's being reported today that Sox management has finally used its collective brain in deciding to pay Mr. Papelbon what he's worth next season. But also, because it's about that time. June 5th is less than 20 weeks away. 26.2 miles isn't going to happen on it's own. Let's get serious.

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