Friday, July 24, 2020

Allow Yourself to Evolve

    It's very funny when I look back at how this all started. This isn't something that just happened in the last couple months, this is a journey that has had many ups and downs over the last 6 years. And it all started with a bike ride. A bike ride on a beach cruiser. Then that turned into riding on a fitness bike and then that led to a 30 mile bike ride to support Testicular Cancer with my sister up in North Jersey that had so many hills I thought I was going to die during the race. Lol.



    Then, on one weird morning around 4:30 am when I couldn't sleep, I just decided that I was going to go for a run. Never in my life had I had the urge to run before that morning. But I put on a pair of cheap sneakers and went outside and ran. And that turned into a couch to 5k program, and then some of the most fun I have ever had doing 5k's and 10k's, Spartan Races, failed attempts at a 50k, and hopefully many more races in the future.



    Fast forward to now. I am back in a very good place. I am even video logging this journey on YouTube!?! Who would of thought. I am running, and I am biking and I am swimming. Wait, what did I just say?  Did I just say that I am swimming? Yep, you heard correctly. Running, biking and SWIMMING. 



    You know how I said in the beginning that long endurance events are what get me most excited. Well, under that umbrella, and a long time desire of mine is to do Triathlons.  But for a long time, I had a huge fear of swimming. Now, I don't mean swimming in the pool with your kids for fun. Or even just a casual swim in the pool. I mean swimming, like 200 yards, 400 yards, a half mile, and so on and so on. Well I finally grew a pair. I started adding swimming into my training as well. Now, it doesn't look pretty. Actually, its down right ugly. But, I am even getting a couple lessons so I can learn how to breathe and not drown.





    What's my point to all of this? Well, there are some people that probably think "how many freaking things is this guy trying to do?" "Why not get good at one thing, before trying to do 3 or 4?" Well, I have a message for those people that is not family friendly so I will keep it to myself, but I am sure you have a good idea what that message is.  

    Allow yourself to evolve, allow yourself to follow and do things that you have a desire to do. Don't hold yourself back because you assume you can't do something. Don't worry about what other people might think.  Allow yourself to dream big and be surprised by what the human body can accomplish when you dedicate yourself to something. Surprise yourself. Allow yourself to get excited about something. And most of all, have fun!

    As always everyone, Stay Healthy, Find your Happy and Seek to Inspire!

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