Words for some of us to live by…….   goals are as different as are the people who set them, whether for running or in life.

Simple message – many people have dreams.  You think of them…. you talk about them….. but how many of you actually plan them out?   That is what is in this week’s quote – the dream with a powerful ‘engine’ or focus or ‘achievability’ is the one that becomes an ambition.  If your ambition is to look for a cure for a certain disease and then you go to school, graduate with a degree, go work in a lab and get to fight it one on one, you are fulfilling it.  If your ambition is to finish a marathon and you properly train by following a schedule, using a coach, etc. , and you complete it, your ambition was what made it happen.

Others dream – “I wish I could get a big house or the best job”….  there is no plan and therefore the goal does not happen…..  It is too easy to quit when there is no structure to what you are doing.

What is your ambition?  Do you have a plan?   In your plan do you have others help you? Does your family support you?  Let us know so that you can be inspirations to those that are just starting out.

Go get it!

Trials of Miles,

Coach Nick

Nickolas Joannidis
Nickolas Joannidis
I have been running for over 35 years, having done practically every possible racing event or distance from the 100 meters through the marathon. I competed in varsity high school cross country and track at Saddle Brook High School in the mid-1980's, varsity cross country and track at Division II Pace University and finished well over 200 road races since then, including 20 marathons with a lifetime best of 3:14:50. I was the president of the Hoffmann LaRoche corporate running team for 7 years, growing the team from 25 to over 90 during his tenure. I coached many of these runners to achieve their goals, whether they were beginners or advanced. In 2011 I was an assistant coach for the Fair Lawn Recreation track team, helping the 10 to 14 year old group. I am currently personally coaching dozens of runners, from beginner levels to advanced levels and getting them to be prepared to meet their goals.

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