Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Cost of Discipleship, Toronto Air Show

Know the cost of what you plan to do, Jesus says, or you will look like a fool.

To translate into running, know what your goal is, and then see if you can manage to achieve it (else choose another goal). From two thousand years ago, we see that people have always needed to manage their strengths, skills and resources to reach their goals. This means that if we set ourselves goals in running, it would be wise to know if they can be accomplished - and we need to be reasonable in the execution of these plans. I have approach my goal setting not in terms of my own ability, but in terms of what I see around me from others. Perhaps I need to look more at settings goals based on my abilities. This is an interesting change to my current point of view!

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Took a 20 km (12+ mile) ride to the waterfront to watch the Toronto International Air Show today.  We saw some specs in the distance from Colonel Samuel Smith Park - saw the B-25, F-16, F-18 and some old Torpedo Bombers from WW II, but on the way there we also found the interesting sign above.  It's like only a few minutes from my home.  Quite an interesting piece of History!  Below is the view from the park (with a smoke trail from one of the acrobatics teams).

9 comments:

The Green Girl said...

Thanks for sharing that quote - it's really interesting.

I love that shot of Toronto. With all the clouds, it almost looks surreal.

Rae said...

Great picture!

Chris K said...

Andrew, I agree that goals should be steeped in one's own abilities. That doesn't mean not to set challenging goals, but as Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry) said, "A man's got to know his limitations".

skierz said...

great shots! spent the day on a boat watching the show! always brings the little boy out in me!

Johann said...

That is a lovely photo. I set myself very realistic goals and often change them to be even more realistic and move the tougher ones out to a later date. I do eventually reach them all. Small steps...

Adam said...

Setting goals is a very personal thing . I can't set a goal to be a world famous rock star - but I could set a goal to be the best choir member I could ever be.

Besides, don't you already have a goal? 19 days away!!!

Molly said...

gotta always have a goal, otherwise I flounder around. Great photo!

Emz said...

Great now I want to NOT get the buckle. What the heck am I thinking?!

Jill said...

I've never been to Toronto, but it's high list of places to visit...maybe even run the marathon. So very pretty!!

"Hard things take time to do. Impossible things take a little longer."
-Percy Cerutty