Why Do We Fall?

Failure is a hard word to talk about.  At least for me, I like to qualify my failures.  I like to think I really didn’t fail, but that I was just a victim of circumstances.  Sometimes that is true… Sometimes it is not.  We all fail.  We just don’t like to admit it.  Awhile back a friend of mine talked about his failure on his blog (click here to read it).   In admitting his failure, he ended up learning about himself.  He also ended up with his most popular blog post to date and generated a good amount of discussion.  Admitting failure actually turned out to be beneficial!  I think it almost always is.  Not that we always get some tangible benefit, but it helps us reflect and move on.  Moving on is the key.  Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes form Batman Begins:

“And why do we fall, Bruce?  So we can learn to pick ourselves up.”

All that to say, this month has been mostly a failure so far.  I started out with a plan to exercise everyday.  I haven’t.  There are a lot of circumstances and excuses I can use to justify the reality… but it is what it is.  I have failed to meet my goal.  So at this point, the only thing I can do… is pick myself up and get going for the rest of the month.  Here is my log for the month up to this point:

  • March 1:  3 Mile Bike
  • March 2:  1.75 Mile Run
  • March 3:  1.75 Mile Run
  • March 4:  Push-ups, Crunches
  • March 6:  2 Mile Bike, 2 Mile Run
  • March 7:  2 Mile Jog/Walk, 6 Mile Bike
  • March 12:  2 Mile Run
  • March 14:  2 Mile Run

Lets hope the last half of the month looks a little better!

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