“If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.”
We've all done it. Gone into something with a desire, but not quite enough desire to prepare for it properly. Was it that all-night cramming you did in college? Was it that interview after a night out with friends? Was it that last race when your desire to stay up watching a movie was counter to what you needed to do? Yep...we've all done it.
So, when we see ourselves doing just this...how do we stop it? We see the train wreck that is ahead of us....what do we do? We become passive and ambivalent, or instead do we put on the gloves and go in there with full force to meet the challenge? Running is an individual sport, even though there is a clear team-like comaraderie to it. Us runners meet the challenge....individual sports require this. Plan and simple. Failure cannot be placed on another (as in many team sports), as it rests solely on our shoulders. If we want it bad enough, we will find a way to make it happen.