Triathlon update

Sometime in early January I decided, for the third time in my life, that I was going to train for an Olympic distance triathlon. This is a weird decision to make once, let alone three times, since I despise swimming and cycling.

Now, 3.5 months later, I’m looking at options to train for a full Ironman Triathlon between now and June 3, 2020 when my 50th birthday hits me like a brick.

I still truly suck at swimming, but I hate it less. I can’t say I enjoy cycling alone, but it’s wonderful with the right company.

One month from now I’ll update on how that first Olympic distance attempt has gone. Or, if I fail, I’ll delete this post and cover my tracks and never mention it again.

Learn to run in the rain

Bad day? Bad week? Can’t get a break in the clouds?

Life is not about the perfect days, it’s about learning to run in the rain. I know this isn’t a new quote or saying, but it deserves consideration.

If we spend our lives only appreciating the perfect moments, only making decisions when the outcome is certain, only doing things we already know we enjoy…we miss what life is about.

Don’t hide from the rain, step out into it and let it wash away the mediocrity the world forces upon you.