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Monday, October 22, 2012

The Coach

We all need coaches at times.  Sometimes, it's in the form of a parent, other times, it's in the form of a friend. There are also times where we get some coaching from helpful strangers.  The thing is, we can't do as much as we want to without a coach.  Having an individual looking at you from the outside sees a lot more than you looking at it from the inside.  It gives a different perspective, it helps you with coming up with new ideas so that you could improve.  A coach serves as an individual that encourages and pushes you forward to do your best.  The reason that they can do that is because they see things you're doing AS you're doing it.  While we can look back at what we've done and work on improving, the coach will already be coaching you as you are working on it, and together, serve to take you to that next level.

Coaching is something that's important because without it, you can only go so far.  It's important to have that coach to push you forward.  Find that coach, whether it be your family or friend, and work on that relationship to help you become that much better.  Some coaches aren't even physically there.  They're an entity that is online writing things down and you look at what they've written down and your pushed because of that.  The thing is, because they come from a different side, they see things a lot differently, and together, you can work to make yourself a better runner... a better person.

Coaching is also something that I've been interested in because it's something that allows me to help others.  Maybe some day, I'll be able to work towards that and start coaching.  Haven't been running for a whole week because I want to make sure my body's recovered enough, but I'm thinking about going out and maybe jogging or at least cycling.  Lets see what happens today.

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