Uncover your inner athlete!

Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be eaten.. Each morning in Africa a lion awakes - it knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve.

No matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up you had better be running!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Having the courage to say No!

Recently I was having a conversation with a good mate who made it sound like I was really talking to myself. His story has elements of truth in it for all of us in that it he spoke honestly of people in his life who just seemed to take and not give.

He knew that I had recent experiences of such people and the fact that they tend to think that you will always be there for them, to help them out and support them when the chips are down, but they never manage to help or support you in return. This could be in live or running.

It shouldn't make a difference if those people are friends or loved ones, if they claim to care and class themselves as close to you, then they should need no encouragement or prompting to get in touch and say hello or support you.

I've learnt the hard way over the past few years that this behaviour is not acceptable and that those people just riding on the backs of others are not welcome and should be cut lose.

Sure it will hurt, particularly if you love them, but the quicker the pain is inflicted, the quicker the pain is over.

Dig deep, rid yourself of negative energy suckers and move forward.

Running together - sans energy suckers. Stride for stride on a life changing ride!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Magucians advice!

It's amazing how someone can know so much about you without you actually revealing anything to them. 

I've returned to writing for the first time since parting ways with my muse (and a girl I truly adored) over 6 weeks ago. In that time I have not been motivated to write anything even in a professional sense. I have however been extremely angry and channeled the anger into my sport and boxing with great results.

This morning I spent with my magician, who is also my favourite massage therapist. Not only did I get a two hour massage, but we did our standard yoga and general therapy as part of the session. 

She is so good that she can pick just by looking at me what has been going on in my life. She picked the fact I was angry at a women these past few months, she picked I felt lied to and played for a fool, she picked I had been boxing in anger and proving just how good she is at what she does, she actually named the girl by name.... Now to anyone who doesn't know her gift this would seem alarming, but I've spent enough time around her to know that she knows what others don't.

She picked I hadn't been writing and suggested that it would good to channel my anger into creativity again. It really is quite phenomenal how people like this exist and then come into our lives when we need them with a unique perspective. 

It's sad that I'll never talk to the girl in question again, and certainly life has changed and after hardships and disappointment we become harder. Today was just another piece in the puzzle.

Channeling anger is good- vent it out than keep it in and you'll amaze your self.

Running together (while channelling anger and venting), stride for stride on a life changing ride! -- Sean Muller

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Pushing the boundaries

This year being the year of no women for me, I've now decided to do something completely out of character (or to help mould a new character) each week going forward. 
This week I've enrolled at a boxing gym and am quite excited - while a bit nervous as I contemplate my first bout in the coming months. My ab strength will have to improve dramatically but this can only be good as it will improve my running and swimming in having a stronger core and also to absorb the body blows. 

It's not like it's a world title fight or anything like that, but still it's little things that help to push me out of my comfort zone and assist in the hardening process with the flow on effect of hopefully some six pack development and stronger running and swimming.

All of this can only be good in the long run and get me experiencing things I haven't done in the past. I'd be interested in hearing what others are doing to extend their comfort zones. 

Running together (while pushing the comfort zone limit), stride for stride on a life changing ride! - Sean Muller

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Change, growth and running angry!

February already - where has time gone! 

2015 is a year of change and growth. Just because people say they care about one doesn't always mean it's true. I'm truly tired of dishonesty, flakiness and people telling lies when I'm just played for a mug all the time. 
A friend shared the following wisdom with me -'Sam you're the kind of bloke that others walk all over before they get to their destination.' Fair call - hand on heart I'm soft, but in running, training and life I'm hardening. This year is a year of no women - they have just brought trouble to me and so I'm ignoring them and focusing on getting harder and stronger in life and running!

Running together (while ignoring women), stride for stride on a life changing ride! -- Sean Muller

Saturday, January 10, 2015

2015 - the future

So after some time away from here I’m back today.

2014 was a strange kind of year where I felt so weary (mentally and physically) at the end and was glad to see the back of it. I always endeavour to give as much as I can in my running and personally in relationships as I take the view that many people just don’t have that ear of interest factor in their lives (a couple of friends passing also reinforced this).

I’ve now found I was just destroying myself in some respects. Between business, my running and fitness and numerous mentoring programs I was just tired. I mean how many times would so called friends say that they wanted to catch up or that they would call, only to hear nothing for months. The fool gets back up and contacts these folks time and time again only to bang his head. This fool aint going to be doing that any longer. 2015 is a time where I have been feeling a little more selfish. It is time to get physically and mentally stronger. Learning to say no is indeed an art that I am learning fast.

The hunger to run has returned again (hell I may yet take on another marathon). I’m happier with 5kgs of extra fat on me. Acceptance also has come around some things in life and knowing that is very liberating in itself and provides power to pursue other avenues in life.

While I have resolved to spend some more time on self-development in 2015, I’d be keen to hear about other unusual running or fitness resolutions for the new year.

Running together in 2015 (while being more selfish), stride for stride on a life changing ride! – Sean Muller