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The (Painful) Journey

What about a running goal?

Ran two miles without pain. Remarkable. This was 6 months ago before going to Glacier for the Summer. There was no running in Glacier.

What about a running goal?

The only running goal, currently, is to be able to run again.

Competing again is not a goal, but it is a dream.

There is something about aging athletes that is inspiring- as if to say, age means nothing.

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Final 120 Days

Embrace the simplicity of rigor

Snow at Logan Pass
The mashup of color is a gift to witness.

Embrace the simplicity of rigor.

You know how to do it.

You’ve been doing it all your life.

Cards, grades, gaming.

Apply it to physical wellness and have fun with it, even the parts that at times will not seem like fun.

Those times will pass.

You will be tempted to quit.

There is huge victory in failing to quit.

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Need Help Not Giving Up?

Whenever i start to feel sorry for myself

child wheelchair with Disney stickers
Wheelchair decorated with Disney stickers.

Whenever i start to feel sorry for myself i think of others who would love to have my “worries and concerns”.

Started doing vertical pull-ups last week.

Three sets of two.

For at least a year, i’ve not done pull-ups and a couple of months ago began doing horizontal pull-ups using ropes.

The long way is the short cut.

Note: It’s safe to assume that eliminating a lifelong exercise (pull-ups) is due to injury and pain. 

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Feet

Grateful for the pain

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i love being an entrepreneur. A crazy misfit. An outlier. A dreamer. And so on. Grateful for all the struggles. It means i’m moving forward on a big dream.

No pain jogging yesterday.

It’s insane how long i’ve lived with nagging foot pain.

Grateful for the pain though.

There are others who have no feet and they would give anything to have sore feet.

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Feet

No pain, go gain

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At Disney, or anywhere greatness is abundant.

No pain, go gain.

The 30-day break from running has morphed into 2-3 years. i never wrote the date down because it wasn’t supposed to be a significant gap.

Continuous foot pain. At any moment. For any reason. Its cause never uncovered. So all i could do was move on.

The biking and walking to the gym have been my cardio supplements without running.

And then we returned from a family trip to Glacier National Park.

We began running one-mailbox-a-day a few days later on August 6, 2018. This is a significant date because all three of us began together – with a dream of lifetime fitness.

Our run this morning was about 1.25 miles at a slow pace. But we are out the door long before the sun is up. That is a miracle, a blessing.

For weeks now, i haven’t detected a hint of pain.

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