Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pain or Tiddly Winks?

T0 be a cyclist is to be a student of pain...at cycling's core lies pain, hard and bitter as the pit inside of a juicy peach. It doesn't matter if you're sprinting for an Olympic medal, a town sign, a trailhead, or the rest stop with the homemade brownies. If you never confront pain, you're missing the essence of the sport. Without pain, there's no adversity. Without adversity, no challenge. Without challenge, no improvement. No improvement, no sense of accomplishment and no deep down joy. Might as well be playing Tiddly Winks.
~ Scott Martin

Today's Workout: 20 lap swim, 40 min tempo run, 60 min spin. RUN ON!

9 comments:

Count of Monte Christo said...

Great - universally applicable - quote!

Adam said...

I've got to cut and paste this one to the wall!

Melanie said...

enjoy your mini tri today!

Diana said...

So where are the homemade brownies located??!!

Pat said...

and what's wrong with tiddly winks? I think I once got a callous from the sport.

Marlene said...

great analogy...

The Lazy Triathlete said...

Great quote. And yes there is pain--right in the seat area!!!

Annette said...

Love it! :)

Trishie said...

love love love the quote and will be stealing it ;) GREAT workout!