Posted by: David D. Daggett | July 11, 2011

Up And Downs

Up And Downs

       Life seems to have plenty of ups and downs. We experience ups and downs in our work, in our athletic training, in competition, and with our families. Ups and downs are just a part of life.

Just Keep Going!

        Last week we discussed the afternoon our family spent with Sister Madonna Buder. Sister Madonna’s stories and lessons go far beyond those in her book The Grace to Race. A common them to many of her lessons and stories is dealing with life’s ups and downs.

       Over the years Sister Madonna has experienced many ups and downs professionally and athletically. She simply says that those experiences teach you that you have to trust the Lord, and just keep on going.

       She specifically relates how in Ironman racing and training experiencing difficulties is just part of the journey. The important part is learning to handle and continue on despite the adversities that may come.

       Our athletic journeys teach us how to handle adversity, keep putting one foot in front of the other, and just keep going. Likewise, all aspects of life have their own ups and downs. When things get tough, if we maintain our faith and just keep going, everything seems to work out in the end.

       Sister Madonna’s lessons are extremely simple while being extremely profound. At almost 81 years old she appears to have no end in sight. As she says, and exhibits, “Just keep going!”

Just Keep Going,

David

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