Monday, June 13, 2011

Time waits for no one

"Time waits for no one".

I found that saying on Steve Kings's web site this past weekend.  Here's the back story of the interesting connections that led to that discovery this past weekend.

From a comment left on a recent post on the Reggae Marathon blog I connected with Dan Cumming. He's the author of a book and blog, "Running in the Zone".  Dan's a runner and his book and blog are for 'seasoned runners'.  I liked the sound of that having crossed the 50 year old threshold myself.

I then checked out the web site of Dan's co-author Steve King who is also a runner.  The following really grabbed me.  After reading it I asked myself this question:  "If I'm not enjoying myself right now, what am I waiting for?"

To realise the value of one year:
Ask a student who has failed an exam. 
To realise the value of one month;
Ask a Mother who has given birth to a premature baby. 
To realize the value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper. 
To realise the value of one hour:
Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet. 
To realise the value of one minute:
Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane. 
To realise the value of one second:
Ask the person who has survived an accident. 
To realise the value of one millisecond:
Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympic Games. 
Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when you share it with someone special.
Just remember - none of us will be leaving here alive, so reach for your potential.
Time waits for no one.

Until next time...


  1. Hey ThatRunninGuy! Thanks for the coverage on Running in the Zone. Even if we are for "seasoned" athletes we welcome everyone and as your mother used to say, "if it doesn't fit now, you will grow into it"!

    From the well seasoned athlete himself!


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