"...if an unusual necessity forces us to press onward, a surprising thing occurs. The fatigue gets worse up to a certain critical point, when gradually or suddenly it passes away, and we are fresher than before. We have evidently tapped a level of new energy, masked until then by the fatigue-obstacle usually obeyed. There may be layer after layer of this experience. A third and a fourth "wind" may supervene. Mental activity shows the phenomenon as well as physical, and in exceptional cases we may find, beyond the very extremity of fatigue-distress, amounts of ease and power that we never dreamed ourselves to own, — sources of strength habitually not taxed at all, because habitually we never push through the obstruction, never pass those early critical points." -- William James, "The Energies of Men" Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most stran
Quite an impressive year, Jeff, total distance and times both. Of special interest to me is how, in the doing of it, you also managed to find the time to make 42 blog posts! Congratulations on all!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dallas! The key to it all was neglecting personal relationships and professional responsibilities. It's pretty straightforward if you've got your priorities wacked. ;)ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
people who count stuff are messed up.ReplyDelete
Numbers are a part of the game. Which is more essential--quantity or quality? An idea for a new post?ReplyDelete