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Jeff’s Blog: Sharpest Spoon in the Drawer

Jeff’s Blog: Sharpest Spoon in the Drawer

The Sharpest Spoon In The Drawer:

Musings on training, triathlon and life. by Coach Jeff 945477_588961227790008_680079988_n

Why a sharp spoon?

A sharp spoon sounds pretty useless.  Especially in a drawer full of utensils.  We are all utensils.  Some of us are spoons, some are knives, others forks.  Beyond that, some of us are very specialized tools.  A bottle opener, corkscrew, or straw.

Aspire to be more than you are.

Don’t settle for being just a fork.  Or just a runner.  Or just a triathlete.  Do more.  Deadlifts, push ups, suicide runs.  Even if you aren’t good at it, do it anyway.  Be more than a fork.

When it comes to cutting meat, I’ll pick a knife, no questions asked.  If I need someone to run 8 miles and then be done for the day, I’ll pick a runner.

But what if I need someone who can haul sandbags after the 8 mile run?  That is when I start looking for that utensil that can do more than one thing.  I start looking for the sharp spoon.

You see, while a spoon is ideal for eating soup or cereal, if you sharpen the edge of the spoon,  it can cut meat.  It may not be your first choice for a salad, but it can get the job done.

Do things you’re not good at.  Be the sharpest spoon in the drawer.

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