There I sat on a warm stuffy plane
leaving Raleigh, North Carolina heading back to Ohio.
My heart was racing – mind numb.
Every breath I took, seemed to seize
my entire body.
Until a final breath and my mid-section clenched and
I doubled over.
Gasp – Teht, teht.
Then someone handed me a handful of bananas
to help with my cramping. I couldn’t eat.
I was simply spent. Had nothing left
to give. You see, I ‘left it on the field’ as
we were instructed to do.
Though we lost the game, inside I felt like a winner.
There were some that did not. I could tell who they
were with the tears in their eyes. Not me. I knew I
simply had nothing left to give.
Playing in the southern heat first game of the
year at NC State
was not what my teammates and I were used to. On top of
that, the stadium was such that tall pines surrounded
the entire structure – enclosing in the stagnant air.
It felt like you were playing in
a hefty bag in 100 degree thick humid air.
In these conditions, it’s no reason why so many young
kids keel over in exhaustion.
Flash to the film session the following Monday.
There were six of my defensive teammates that
lost their starting positions after coach got done with them.
They were devastated.
Watching the film made it easy to see why.
The fellas that got canned looked as if they
were running in glue – long lethargic movements.
Atypical compared to their normal quick bursts.
The eye in the sky didn’t lie.
For me, as I said, was pissed we lost but had a quiet
feeling of relief. Relief knowing I didn’t give in to
everything I had. Fatigue as Coach used to say ‘Makes cowards
out of all of us.’
The training regime I followed the summer
before camp I owed my performace and stamina to.
I was a step on everyone else when
the humid air wanted to beat us down.
The grassy playing surface with white markings is much like the game of life.
There are those who move very slowly and lethargically.
When the day is done, they collapse is a blazing enforno
Others simply are full of vim and vigor ready for
each challenge as it presents itself.
Which person are you.
The kind that folds under
a bit of duress or the person who keeps marching
forward no matter what the obstacle.
Typically, if your endurance is strong,
you have loads of energy to
face any mental challenge and obstacle on any given day.
Plus, your health will ultimately determine your future.
How long you live or how soon you die.
You want a strong, healthy heart pumpin’ plenty of
blood to circulate throughout your entire body.
My course Triple Your Endurance has the tools,
the tips, and the log book and an extra few CDs
to recover the endurance you once had and make it
With a hot summer approaching quickly, you’ll want
to have all the energy you need to go
outside and enjoy your bondless health.
Some will continue along the path of lifeless
bags of skin, others will reap the rewards of
Endure like a Stallion,
Ps. Look out for something special I’m putting together designed to
whoop you into shape for summer.