Last weekend, I met with a great friend I’ve known for over a decade. He’s really smart and asks the best questions. Plus, he’s a great listener.
Long story short: While I was sharing the story on my 1982 cross-country bicycle trip, he came to a realization, and so did I.
When I said cross-country, the original intent was from one coast to the other. But for a variety of good reasons, it didn’t happen the way it was envisioned.
And for a moment, it started to feel like maybe I was misrepresenting the truth, and I questioned myself.
In summary, Derrick Redmond, an Olympic 400 meter runner, may tell people he ran in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, but that may not be the “truth”. You owe it to yourself to watch this, and then ask and answer the question that follows:
Not as in running, jogging, sprinting. On the run as in a hurry.
Spent four days in Anchorage, Alaska and did not exercise. Not by choice.
Got back late last night early this morning. There is no exercising this morning either. Five straight days without exercise. I feel the pain of everyone who struggles to make physical wellness a priority.
There is no easy way.
Well, actually, there is an easy way – simply don’t worry about it until the phone rings, “Excuse me, it’s for you. It’s your wake up call”.