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.

author unknown

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.

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