I love this quote by 3 time Boston Marathon winner Robert Cheruiyot that I snatched from boston.com:
“When the lion is chasing the antelope, he doesn’t look back. He has to eat,” Cheruiyot said. “So when I run, I don’t stare at my time.”
Dude was focused on winning the race and wasn’t going to waste energy worrying about his splits or finish time, particularly in the very harsh conditions the Boston Marathon was run in yesterday. He knows where his bread is buttered.
Can you relate to this? What do you think about when you’re racing? Do you look back? Or do you want to eat?
One thing you can count on– if I’m there, I’ll be hungry.