Looking for some inspiration, I ran across this archived article posted by the Wall Street Journal  featuring Joy Johnson, the defending 80-and-over champion in the New York City Marathon.  She is a true runner and was competing against her last run time.  Not pleased with her performance she turned up the heat in her training, she connected with a trainer and worked on reducing her finishing time for the NYC Marathon for 80 and over.  I found it fascinating that she was competing against herself.  How much further ahead many of us would be if we tried to beat our best record.  Without looking at others and trying to compete with others, how amazing it would be and better we would become if we tried to out do ourselves. Through determination and motivation, Lady Johnson accomplished her goal.

If this does not inspire you to train harder in whatever you do, then I have no clue what to tell you.  If you are a speaker, work on your presentation skills, if you are a coach, work on your strategy and process, if you are an assistant or virtual assistant work on your implementation and systems.  We all have something we can train harder on, not work harder but train harder.  If you train hard, the work will be easy when it is time to perform.

How are you going to compete against your last performance?

How can you begin to challenge yourself to raise the bar in 2012?

How can you increase your speed in retrieving results?

This is a 2 min video worth watching and I dare you to raise your training regimen.  As always I am here to consult and coach anyone who is ready to turn up the heat in accomplishing their goal.

 

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1 Comment on 80-and-over NYC Marathoner Champion. Are you ready to train harder in 2012?

  1. Sirina Poole
    December 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow, this brings tears to my eyes. I have been running for about a year now off and on. The commitment it takes when your tired or not feeling well has often been my hurdle. Watching this woman twice my age and her determination to be a force to be recon with inspires me. I have found myself setting small goals but thinking about the kind of woman I want to be as I get older. I want to remain, not fade. This is another article that proves to me I can! Thank you for posting it and your encouraging words, Sirina

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