Wisdom of Da Vinci and Race Prep


“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Leonardo da Vinci

American Meb Keflezighi, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon with a time of 2:08:37. To say this man made things happen is an understatement!

American Meb Keflezighi, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon with a time of 2:08:37. To say this man made things happen is an understatement!

As you noticed if you’ve read this far today’s quote is by Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest minds to ever be present on this earth. When Leonardo speaks you listen and abide. Where would we be today without the beautiful minds of Da Vinci and others who helped change and shape the world as we know it?

You need to be the one to initiate the events in your life. You are your own catalyst. You need to happen to the world and not allow it to happen to you. By doing this and living in the present moment you will see that everything that happens to you, positive or negative, was most likely caused by something you did upstream from the event. I’m not talking about this in terms of karma (though it could play a role) or the more western world phrase “What goes around, comes around.” Rather, I am being more literal in my meaning. When you view an outcome of an event that has happened to you there was probably something you did to influence or cause it. That is why we need to be conscious of everything that we do or don’t do. Everything has a consequence.

Do not sit idly allowing the world to pass you by. Act! Make good things happen for yourself and others. Make this world a better place to live now and in the future. Change the world, don’t let it change you.





Warm-up: 25 jumping jacks x 3, 10 leg swings left/right, 10 bent over hamstring stretches, 10 ankle rotations.

In preparation for the Mt. Rainier Duathlon, I’m going to take it relatively easy to keep my muscles loose. To simulate the race tomorrow I’m going to run a shortened version of it, basically doing a quick run, immediately into a bike, followed up by another quick run. One of the best ways to prepare for an event is to simulate it as closely as possible. Also, I’ve never really transitioned from biking to running before, so I want to get a feel for what thats going to be like.

Running/Biking/Running: Ran 3.18M in 23:57, biked 5 miles, ran 1 mile.

Core: Double tabata of leg flat sit-ups and flutter kicks. 5 rounds total.



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