Posted by: David D. Daggett | February 9, 2009

Have You Ever Been Thirsty?

Have You Ever Been Thirsty?

      There are still 26.2 miles to run. A full marathon yet to complete. Yet, we are already tired, sore, and depleted. We are dehydrated and possibly discouraged. We are thirsty.

So, what do we do when we are thirsty? How do we respond? No, we’re not talking about Ironman, we are talking about life. When things get tough, when we are down, when we struggle to just get by, when we are thirsty – how do we respond?

Using Ironman as a metaphor for our daily activities, we first just keep going. We put one foot in front of the other, keep going in the right direction, don’t give up and just keep on going. We don’t stop, we don’t give in. We simply move forward.

Of course, we look forward to the aid stations. Aid stations on an Ironman run become beacons of hope. They are incremental goals that we need psychologically in order to conquer the larger task. They keep us going. What are your daily aid stations? What keeps you going?

Once again, looking back at our personal anchors of family, fitness, profession, and religion provides the answer. Like an ironman on race day we need to break them down incrementally while always keeping an eye on our finish line.

When we are thirsty we must drink of the water that keeps us going. What keeps you going? What is your water? What helps you keep putting one foot in front of the other? Answer these questions and then like an Ironman on race day we will succeed on our chosen and given paths.

Keep drinking,


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: