Thursday, December 13, 2012

To Live a Life Fully

Percy Cerutty believed quite correctly that with the body properly trained and honed, a person was best able to take on the challenges of this world. Consider the following:
"That without strength,efficient organs,intelligence and an absence of secret fears man is only a parody,and for him life cannot be fully lived. He does not dominate his enviroment,it is the enviroment that dominates him.Such a man is not free. Only the mentally free and the physically strong can live this type of life to the full.Nature ordains it this way.There is no catch to it.Nature favors the fit."
There is a confidence and self-assurance that just seems to be a part of the person who trains his whole body on a regular basis. I am not only talking about getting in your daily five miles here,I'm talking about other exercises and types of training routines which ultimately challenge you and build character.Consider the above and ask yourself, are you doing enough?


  1. Ultimately--the athlete who is fully trained is a force--a person who can stand alone and has no need for pretension or posturing.The below was inspired by Cerutty's views profiled today--

    Standing alone, I am what others see and hear,
    Without pretension,
    Having no need to effect a look or manner by adopting vain extraneous appearances.
    I exude a quiet confidence derived from a life that is disciplined, yet open and welcoming to new challenges.
    I view my physical training as an opportunity to grow and be fulfilled in all aspects of life.
    This training is as vital to me as my relationships and my vocation,it makes me complete.
    I feel no need to explain or prove the validity of the way I have chosen.
    The merit of one's life can be measured in part by his disposition and how he treats others,
    Yet one's words and actions often betray what he espouses.
    My running and training burn away my weaknesses and faults, but the fire must be kindled each day.
    Life can be hard and filled with uncertainties that overwhelm the unprepared,
    For many, the joy in this life is thus lost.
    The way I live,though strange to most,
    Provides a peace and comfort that cannot be measured and is not tangible,
    But it is the path I've chosen and it's worth is validated each day of my life

  2. Dave,
    What a wonderful post and one that I can relate to. Training and fitness is a part of my daily routine and I depend on it for my self-esteem and well-being. The discipline required each day makes me feel in charge of my life. Thanks for bringing Percy Cerutty to our attention. He is one inspiring individual.

  3. He sure is---I only wish there were others like him around today.