If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know I’ve been on a grit kick. I first got tuned into grit after listening to the Freakonomics Radio podcast about grit and reading Angela Duckworth’s book, Grit, the Power of Passion and Perseverance. From this podcast I discovered how gritty people become great in anything from spelling bees to athletics. What Duckworth discovered was, years of hard work and practice are more of a factor than natural talent.
Definition of GritGrit, according to Merriam-Webster means firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. So, you’re probably wondering why I’m giving you the definition of grit. There is a method to my madness. I just got tuned into Freakonomics Radio, a podcast that I highly recommend. The first show I listened to talked about grit and how gritty people become great in anything from spelling bees to athletics or (my addition here) weight loss. What they’ve discovered is years of hard work and practice are more of a factor than natural talent. 5K PPP Race
Exercise and GritThe subject fascinated me especially since I am undertaking a huge challenge, a five… Read More
I'm the Klutzy Athlete and I'm taking on exercise. I’ve always shied away from exercise and team sports. In fact, I started life with two left feet that became progressively more pronounced the older I got. I always envision myself as Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing when in reality I dance like Elaine in Seinfeld. Mountain biking The Escalator in Redding, California Not gifted with natural athletic ability for exercise? Welcome to my world. Does this mean I don’t exercise? Absolutely not. Of course, it’s not pretty when I workout. I constantly manage to trip over my own feet, and I’ve made an art… Read More