Friday, March 21, 2008

Tomorrow's Gonna Hurt

I have a short but very intense training ride set for tomorrow and I am kind of dreading it. Yes, I must confess to you all that in moments of weakness I have doubts. I dread the pain, the suffering but the suffering must come, the pain must have its way otherwise the fruits of my labor cannot be realized.

Am I worried? Am I scared?

Nah! I'm just playing.

Tomorrow's gonna hurt but the pain is only temporary. The strength - both physical and mental that comes is worth the suffering.

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt”

Thomas Merton

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