In Uncategorized on August 6, 2012 at 2:21 am

So I’ve had this thought several times while watching the London Olympics and then it was brought up during a devotion yesterday morning before our run…

These athletes train for months and months and maybe even years to compete in an event that at most will take a few hours to complete, like a marathon. But just watching Michael Phelps give it all he has for those few minutes compared to the time that he has put in training, man, that’s something. Can you just imagine the training time he has put in since before the Athens Olympics? All for maybe 6-8 races that only last a few minutes.

Today while watching the women’s marathon the announcer said something to the effect of “What makes a good marathoner is the willingness to sacrifice for training and how much you are willing to suffer to achieve greatness.” But I think that can be translated in to all sports. How much are you willing to beat up your body for just a few minutes/hours of greatness? But always having a lifetime of knowing that you did achieve it.

I can only relate on a very small level as I trained for my marathon about 6 months and ran well over 800 training miles just to run 26.2 miles. Kind of incredible to think about.

But thinking about life in general, it’s kind of the opposite. We are only here on this earth a few fleeting years compared to what eternity will be. A blink of an eye…

We have to give it everything we have in this life because it’s the only one we have. No do-overs. Our lives could parallel to the Olympics. Are we training and running in this life as to obtain the ultimate prize, being eternity in Heaven?

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