So today, if you don’t know yet is….. the Viking Apocalypse! In Norse mythology, today, February 22nd, 2014 is the Twilight of the Gods. There, Surt the Fire Giant, will set Asgard, the home of the Gods, on fire. Midgard the Serpent, will splash its tail in all directions, sending huge waves towards land, and engulfing an enormous amount of the earth in a severe flood. A giant wolf, Fenrir, was originally tied up by the gods but on Ragnarok, he breaks his chain and kills Odin, king of the gods. Its World War 3, with the gods versus the demons, and they all kill each other in the end.
The weird thing is, the gods knew that Ragnarok was coming, and they could do absolutely nothing to prevent it. They just went on with their lives, and was it came, they would be ready to die with honor! Now that’s true courage. It teaches us that courage is knowing that you had a duty to perform, and being willing to carry out that duty to the best of your abilities, no mater what the cost.
I can relate to that- I know that in running someday I’m going to have a killer workout pop right out of the blue, and I’m going to have to finish it, whether it be 12x400s, 5x1000s, a tempo, mile repeats, etc. I know my legs will feel heavy, my tongue will feel like sandpaper, and my heart will be pumping out of my chest, but I need to push those things aside and get the job done.