02 Dec '12, 2am

The Running Man: Taking Risks

Do truly great things happen only when we take risks? Can great things happen when we play it safe? Anne and I have been watching a fascinating docu-drama series on the History Channel, "The Men Who Built America ," that profiles industrial titans John D. Rockefeller (oil), J.P. Morgan (finance/steel), Henry Ford (automobile), Cornelius Vanderbilt (railroads) and Andrew Carnegie (steel). A continuing theme in the various episodes is that these men, who weren't angels by any means (they were later demonized as "robber barons"), took huge risks and ultimately, through successes and failures, achieved empires, the likes of which we've never seen since. Anyway, it's gotten me to thinking about risk-taking in running. Do you have to take risks to achieve something personally great? I've been known to occasionally go out hard in races and training runs. I've had my "gunslinger" ...

Full article: http://nolimitsever.blogspot.com/2012/11/taking-risks.html

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