Get Everything Out of Myself

I don’t run marathons to finish.

I run marathons to get everything I have out of myself.

I don’t live life to die.

I live life to get everything I have out of myself.

Swing to Get Hits

I was a baseball player.

I was a decent hitter.

I got worse when I started playing not to strike out rather than swinging to get a hit.

Don’t overthink it. Don’t play scared.

Play offense. Be aggressive. Attack.

Stop playing not to strike out. Start playing to get hits.

Swing for the Fences

Don’t let the fear of striking out stop you from stepping up to the plate and swinging.

What if you aren’t a baseball player?

Make sure you’re playing the right game.

Play your game.

Make sure you’re playing to your strengths.

Whatever you do, be aggressive, play offense, and take cuts.

It may not mean much to you, but it does to me.

It may not mean much to you, but it does to me.

It may not be important to you, but it is to me.

It may not matter to you, but it does to me.

Just because you don’t care about it doesn’t mean I don’t care about it.

The opposites also hold true.

Be empathetic, respectful, and courteous.

Others have thoughts and feelings too.

Marathon Running

I’ve run 4 marathons and am running my 5th on October 10th – the Chicago Marathon.

After that I’d like to run the two other majors held in the United States – Boston and New York.

Marathon training is long. It’s hard. It’s time-consuming. It’s physically, mentally, and emotionally draining.

But I love it. It’s who I am.

I’ve been running for a long time. Only recently have I decided to dedicate my life to it and take training seriously.

What a difference.

Marathon training isn’t sustainable forever – at least not when you’re training to compete not just finish.

While I’m healthy, strong, and in my prime, I’m going to see what I got. I’m going to give it a go and see how far I can go.

If I continue to get better, which I firmly believe I can and will, I’m going to stick with it and keep going.

Dream big. Who knows what can happen, right?

If my performance plateaus or declines, then I’ll just back off and run because I love it and not for competition.

No matter how my running future plays out, running has forever changed me and my life. Running saved me. Running saved my life.

Find A Way

I’m stubborn and steadfast with what I want.

I’m open and flexible on how I get it.

There are multiple ways to get there.

Find one.

Never Fail

Two things I never want to fail at:

1. Husband

2. Son

Think Twice

Think twice.

Think twice before we give up.

Think twice before we settle.

Think twice before we take the easy way out.

Just Be Free

If we are chasing freedom, we are not free.

Chasing is not freedom.

Freedom is not chasing.

Freedom does not chase.

Freedom just is.

Just be.

Don’t chase freedom.

Just be free.