Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The Value of Training
The duration of an athletic contest is only a few minutes, while the training for it may take weeks of arduous work and continuous exercise of self-effort.
The real value sport is not the actual game played in the limelight of applause but the hours of dogged determination and self-discipline carried out alone, imposed and supervised by an exacting conscience.
The applause soon dies away, the prize is left behind, but the character you build is yours forever.
Photo: My son, the goaltender, in the Calgary Sun Breakaway Relay at a Calgary Flames game, Pengrowth Saddledome. He competed on three occasions and won each time.