Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Do as I say, not as I do...did

I stopped mid run yesterday to shoot a little trail safety video clip. When I watched it I was reminded of the title phrase. How often do we suggest to people what they should be doing, or perhaps worse yet, say things like, "well, if I were you, I would...."?
I find that I do that a bit more than I probably should. Especially lately. Maybe I am just being to tough on myself in this area, but I doubt it. I'm very good at self criticism...
Lately I have been in quite a fitness slump, but seem to be consistent with trying to motivate other people to get up and DO rather than just BE. That's changing. Thank you.
Here is that video, and be sure to check out the other ones that I've been posting. I call them "Morning Drive Time with Gene". OH! why does this video fall into this category? when i shot it, i had become a bit disoriented on the trails, as there are many more trails in the woods than the crappy map would suggest. my planned 10k run along next weekend's race route turned into around 7.5 miles, and at one point I popped out onto a road nowhere near where I was supposed to enjoy!
Have a great day, do good things, and remember: Relentless Forward Motion!


  1. When I was but a Lance Corporal many years ago I was taught that the most dangerous thing in the USMC was a 2nd Lieutenant with a compass and a map! Your video sort of reminds me of that saying. :-) At least with apps like MapMyRun you can get yourself back down the trail from whence you've come, even though it may not show you how to get to where you want to be.

  2. Good day! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and
    say I really enjoy reading through your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with
    the same topics? Many thanks!

    Here is my web site: very nice web site
    my web site - consolidate payday loans