“I tripped on a cloud and fell-a eight miles high, I tore my mind on a jagged sky.” – Mickey Newbury, Jr.
The only person responsible for your condition is you, my friends. Not your coach, not your trainer; not your bartender, partner, kids, spouse, bookie, minister or guru. They may influence the decisions you make, positively or negatively, but the ultimate tender of your condition is YOU. Period.
The choices you make—whether to will yourself through the final mile of a marathon and cross the finish line, to cut a long training run short, to push yourself up that killer hill, or to have another shot at last call—in the end you are the one who makes those decisions.
Choices are sometimes tantalizing. When choices become daunting try to look past your immediate situation and consider the reward, because the reward for making the right decisions is good health—physical, emotional, psychological—and face it, without your health you have nothing. The better your choices, the better your condition. The better your condition, the better the you.
Your condition is in your hands, my friends. What you do with it is your choice. I have a sense you will make the responsible decisions, and you will be rewarded if you do.