S(ports) is for (Open) Source
The "Loose Laces" Story
On the weekends, I usually try not to stay in Glyfada. Sometimes I go to country. There, I may invite friends and go out or stay at home.
Usually, in the afternoon I go for a run. Τhere is a 10 km route from my house to the next village. Because of the uphill road on the way back, it takes me 51-53 minutes to run.
I always try to run the route in less than 51 minutes. Nevertheless most of the time I can not do it - either I start too fast (doing first 5KM below 26 minutes) and then get tired or I begin slowly and on the way back it's impossible to go that fast.
However, the last time I run there I started fast, faster than any other time. Reached the 5KM point (the next village) on ~20 minutes and on my way back it took me other ~27 minutes. This is a total of ~47 minutes (!).
Obviously, that was a personal record.
The reason I write all these, is because that one (and only) time that I've made it below 50 minutes, I was running with loosed laces on the right shoe, plus the shoes were not running shoes at all. I noticed the loose lace when I had already started, but I could not do anything since I didn't want to stop the timer.
What I've learned is that, the equiment (non-running shoes) and the conditions (loosed laces) doesn't really matter.
What it does matter is how one truly wants to do something.
Τhe same applies for software.