A Career is a Marathon

I just turned 48 years old. That sure seems old to me now as I, like most people, thought I would be 25 forever. However, based on my genetics, some good clean living and God’s blessings – I’m only half way through my career. And I’ve really enjoyed my career so far.

When I’m not working, one of my favorite things to do is workout – more specifically, run. I ran long distance in High School, and I wasn’t too bad (set the record for the mile run in Jr. High). Later in life I ran 5Ks, 10Ks and even competed in a few triathlons. At one time I set out to train and complete a marathon. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of similarities to careers and marathons, looking back.

If you really stop to think about training for any kind of physically taxing event, you have a lot of prep work to do. And you have a lot of rules and tips to remember along the way; things you learned the hard way, or a mentor taught you. Read more A Career is a Marathon