The Teach4Endurance podcast focuses on strategies to survive the swim, bike, and run in today's classroom (and life generally).
I wasn't sure what direction this episode was going to take. You see, I invited my first guest (Michigan High School Hall of Fame Football Coach, Tony Patritto) to come and share his endurance thoughts with me. Once the episode/interview was over, the word "sincerity" came to my mind. That my friends is what I believe Tony Patritto's answers all entail . . . sincerity and integrity. Enjoy!
Silver Brick Road
There is no doubt that life can be difficult. In fact, 2020 has been (in many ways) a train wreck. You do not have to look far to find negativity, fear, ugliness . . . and I'll stop the adjectives here. You get the idea. However, even in tough times, it can be beneficial to put on your Sherlock hat and look deeply for silver linings. Even the darkest of instances can contain collateral beauty.
Taking a different route with this episode. The world and its current dilemma (Covid-19) is our ultimate classroom setting. With that notion, it's easy to look at only what's in front of you. However, that's not what's going to knock you on your butt. Those come from peripherals. It's the things to the right, left, above, and under that will throttle you if you don't keep an eye out.
*The intro/backing track is a simple piece I wrote called "Eyes Wide Open."
Don't Forget You
Even when times are normal, which at the moment, they are certainly not, it's easy to rush through your routines without giving yourself a second thought. To be the best to those around you, you have to give yourself some much needed attention, as well.
Time Is Never On My Side
Time is never on any of our sides. Heck, we truly don't even know what "time" is. What we do figure out is that it is quite the precious resource; and like many resources, we wish we had more of it. Time to get crafty with our time both in training and in the work environment.
It's Not Rocket Science
Guess what . . . I'm not a physicist. That being the case, why in the heck would I try to make my workday or racing experiences? Life can be hard enough. Therefore, keep things simple and relaxed and ask yourself . . . "Why so serious?" Thanks Joker!