December 31, 2016

2017. First Time I Ever [........]



Find new routes everyday. I mean everyday. Take them!

Ride life's waves...

Reach for something a little more in life, something real, not material...

Ok, sure, I wrote these words. And, yes, they sound pretty grandiose. But, to be honest, right now? They're making me feel little. As in small. Like I've been standing in the Emerald City behind a curtain, pulling levers and blowing smoke like the Wizard of Oz (fraud).

I've been thinking a lot about this. About how I can stay true to the words I've written. Doing something new. Riding new waves. Reaching for something more. Different. Running a few ultra's every year ain't cut'n it for me anymore. It did a few years ago. But now, I need more. Will I keep running? Sure. Racing? Why not. I'm not going to give up my hobby, which I still enjoy. But, like anything in life, sometimes you have to spice things up a little.

So, beginning in 2017, I'm going to do something I've never done before in my life. I'm going to do this not once. Not twice. I'm going to do it every week. Big. Small. Difficult. Easy. Running. Non Running. Doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is that I've never done it. That's it!

Happy New Year Everyone!



4 comments:

Risto said...

Thanks for the write-up. Very inspirational, something I needed today.
Risto

Michael Taricani said...

I agree that to keep fresh and interested you must seek out new adventures and places. But when I find a special trail or route I repeat frequently. Not every day can be a new place/route/race.

Will said...

Thanks guys. MT I agree on the special routes - I have mine and run them frequently.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome. Who knew in local Mnts!!