Unleash the You in You

I’m not a fan of New Year resolutions.

I believe if you want it bad enough there is no reason you should wait until a new year to do it.

However since many people will make New Year resolutions I want to throw in my two cents on what at least one of your resolutions should be!

And that is….something crazy!

I’m writing this post at 3:29am while laying in bed. Why? Because I woke up sore after my hip popped on my 6.7 mile run that I finished around 10:45pm. In the mean time, I’ve just spent the last 30 minutes reading up on the supplements I’m currently taking and exactly what muscle groups I need to target to have the best improvements in my run times.

By now you’re wondering, what the heck does that have to do with a New Year resolution?

Here’s what’s up.

Up until I was about 18-19 years old I was super active between swimming, water polo, and being a bit of a gym rat.

However, up until June of this year (26 years old) I had been totally stagnate. I did a 5K here and there, but nothing that took real sacrifice and effort.

That all changed when I had the unexpected opportunity to run the Ragnar Relay race on 30 days notice. Had I been training? Nope. Was I ready? No way.

In fact, I had never run more than a 5K in my entire life and was suddenly expected to run 17.3 miles split over 3 legs through the Rocky Mountains all within a 30 hour time period.

Did it suck? Yep.

But it was totally awesome, and in a way I would say it was kind of like hitting the reset button for me.

I went crazy.

I loved it.

I signed up for triathlon on 15 hours notice.

I did three triathlons in four weeks and another three weeks after that.

It sucked! And I totally got my butt kicked every single time. But it was totally awesome.

I would stay up late watching Ironman videos on YouTube.

I dropped a grand on a new bike. Became a new Dad again. Signed up to run the Ragnar Las Vegas event and I can hardly wait for my races next year.

It changed me.

I feel ALIVE again!

Do something crazy!

Make a bucket list and cross something off of it!

But if you REALLY want it, don’t wait, do it NOW.

Do Life!

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