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Yesterday, I was on the edge of my seat watching my good mate and former Oxygen Health & Fitness Kiama Personal Trainer Ali Day during the final of the Nutri Grain Iron man Series. Ali has led for most of the series but unfortunately fell short yesterday in his quest to capture the title. He finished the series in 2nd place, a brilliant effort considering . Ali is only 21, he moved away from friends/family to live and train in Queensland and just weeks out from the start of competition he was going to withdraw from the whole series with painful stress fractures in his legs.
Today’s quote is by no means a dig at Ali. I’d have loved nothing more than to see him stand up on that podium and claim the Series. The quote is more of a reference to his competitor and series champion Caine Eckstein. Caine has lived in ths shadow of his champion brother Shannon for years and sat in 2nd place for most of this series. Like him or loathe him, his peformance yesterday topped off a great series and made him a deserving winner. Ali, as always, was humble and gracious enough to admit it.
Needing something special to jump into first place, Caine finished first in all five races yesterday against some other outstanding athletes. I know what Ali is capable of having trained him for a stint during last year’s Series and the guy is made of the right stuff. I’m sure all the other competitors are the same. There’s no secret to getting and staying in great physical condition, it’s just having the discipline and persistance to train and hard and do the little things right even when you don’t feel like it.
“Continuous effort not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking your potential.” Winston Churchill
That second placing was probably the best thing that could’ve happened to Ali. His work ethic, attitude and continual quest to make the most of his potential will see him dominate his sport for the next decade. Everyone here at Oxygen Health & Fitness is right behind him.
How’s your effort going?
Are you making the most of your potential?