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Olympic Training vs Spiritual Training

Some of us rolled out of bed early last Monday morning and watched Jamaica’s Usain Bolt stride across the finish line to take gold in the men’s 100m sprint. I didn’t. The alarm was set with good intentions, but a few extra minutes of sleepy contentment prevailed. As I slept in those 20 minutes, achieving little more than dribble on the pillow, the aptly surnamed Bolt was achieving fame in a measly 9.63 seconds (Just for the record, I DID muster the wakefulness to watch Sally Pearson’s early morning gold last week, and wasn’t it worth it?!). Ridiculousness! How do they do it? Hubby recounted the feat as I prised my eyelids open (he’s the one with the drive in our household). And I thought, that’s how long it takes me to butter my toast. While I’m buttering my toast, Bolt’s winning gold. We’re clearly from different planets, Bolt and I. The reality is that behind those 9.63 seconds on the track are hours, weeks, years of solid training. The same can be said of …