elisariva

Seizing life's joys and challenges physically, mentally, and emotionally.


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Stand

Today was a rest day for me. The intensity of my training has ramped up to the point where I am willing to rest one day. Wanting to do¬†something I went to a yoga class. I am learning that swimming does not strengthen all of my arm and chest muscles – I am sore after two days of yoga class. Standing on my hands in downward facing dog can do wonders for these muscles…

I really do not have much to write today, so I want to share a quote –

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

With today being Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I thought it would be a good thing to reflect on something he said. In sport, relationships, business, and personal life we will all face challenges and controversy. How one stands, or manages those times, speaks volumes to the character of the person. When things are going well, it is easy to shine like a diamond. Taking a stand against injustice is never easy. But it is better to stand than sit or fall.