Those that know me know that I’m a huge believer in DREAMING Big. On top of that, I’m have on obsession with Success. My life Mantra is that No matter who you are, what you’re circumstances are, or where you are, if you faith and stay committed to a plan, you’ll achieve your goal.
I also understand that many of you, if not all of you, have big Dreams. It’s a rough world, and we all need all the support we can get. Over the years I’ve learned a fundamental truth. If you’re doing something “only for yourself,” you will often quit when it gets difficult. In life it’s the “Why You Do it,” not the “what you do” that matters. When you learn to make your dreams bigger than just about you, they have a funny way of coming true. When you chase your dreams, with others in mind, whether it be family, friends, etc, you’ll have the added motivation you need when the task gets difficult. And that’s what I’m going to do.
I’ll tell you right now, I can’t think of anything I dislike more than running long distances. I don’t really like biking that much, and I’m currently not a good swimmer. I’m not in “distance” shape. I’m not even “built” for long distances. I’m about 6’4 240 lbs, (far from “runner build”.) But I am a believer in the power of the mind and disciplined, so I’ve decided to become a Triathlete. Not because I want to love those events, but because I want to feel the accomplishment of crossing a finish line and defeating something that I don’t like to do. I’m fighting my own ghosts. I’m racing my own pride. If you can discipline yourself enough to conquer things you don’t like, how much more effective will you be in chasing the things you love.
Enough about me, let’s talk about you. As I mentioned before, if I do it for me, I might quit when the run gets tiring, or the biking or swimming hurts, so I’m Doing it for you. I’m RACING FOR YOUR DREAMS. Maybe it’s not just you, maybe it’s a family member or friend, or deceased individual that has or had a dream; I’m racing for them.
I’ve decided to do my first Olympic distance Triathlon April 28th.2012. That includes a 1500 meter swim (almost a mile), 24.8 mile bike ride, followed by a 6.2 mile run.
Since I’m racing for you, it’s only right that I keep you up to date with the training. So everyday, I’ll blog about my training and how it’s coming along. I encourage you to check out the blogs daily, and offer advice. Whether it’s health advice, fitness, spiritual, mental, or whatever, I appreciate comments, criticsims, emails, and more. I’m racing for all of us, so it’s a team effort.
Let’s achieve the impossible, let’s Race for our Dreams! You guys inspire me.
Race 4 Dreams!
(Update: WE DID IT!)