|Run not War - Message|
Lyrics:- 'But still the wars go on as the years go by' - Rose et Al
Song Choice:- I'm still being blown away by my new found love of Guns 'n' Roses if I'm being honest and the track, 'Civil War' is totally new to me. It's as good as they get outside of their 'Bohemian Rhapsody style legend of a track' - 'Sweet Child O' Mine'. It's a shame it's taken me so long to find it and I can only put it down to thinking Axel was a bit of a dick back in the day.
Anyway, back to Civil Wars, not like the English or American ones but the one that inhabits your very own brain right now. Yep that one that's been battling away in the dark recesses of your mind for years. You know the one - it's a Good v Evil, Ying v Yang, Man U v Man C, Wales v England in Cardiff kinda battle - A proper Kypton v Kryptonite of confidence and self-doubting being matched against each other and then played out right inside your head.
Yikes this WAR is personal! It's you wrestling with your emotions.
Just how many times have you talked yourself out of fighting for something before you've even started? I hear excuses all the time why folk felt that they hadn't given things their total concentration - and yes it's hard, very hard to do this with a very busy schedule. Yet EVERYONE is busy and when was the last time you regrouped your resources and then tried going forwards again?
You'll find this war has a weapon of mass destruction and then wonder why you battled on for so long collecting all that collateral damage. The tip is to make sure you don't surrender, just to make a truce - with yourself... as there are lots of other people prepared to fight you without beating yourself as well.
Rory Coleman - 980 Marathons - 241 Ultras - 13 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,414 Days' Alcohol Free
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Location: Cardiff, Wales