It’s that time of year again. Most people no longer bother to make New Years resolutions, or they are short lived as life’s distractions overwhelm the promises we make to ourselves during the celebratory final days of the past year. Maybe some advice from one of the the wisest men in history might help you stick to your 2011 training resolutions. King Solomon (king of Israel in 970 bc) had humble beginings, gained it all, lost it all, and finally, got some back. He experienced life’s ups and downs and wrote 3 books of advice based on what he learned.
Solomon wrote “as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”. In other words, get a training partner and hold each other accountable. We are often better at keeping commitments to a friend then we our to ourselves. Yes, the “guilt factor” comes in to play. If you commit to an early morning paddle with someone you are less likely to hit the snooze too many times or blow it off completely. Having someone to push you and you push them on days when you’re not 100%, is priceless. To share with a friend is to multiply the experience, and in the end be a stronger paddler and a better person. Sup has the unique combination of being an individual activity that leads to meeting many interesting people. Wether it is to be more fit, a better wave rider, a faster racer or to explore new places, grab one of those “characters” who has similar goals and commit to a successful 2011.
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