Why the World Championships?

Why do I have this crazy dream of running in Lane 8, in the 400 meter finals (Men 50-54), at the 2009 Master’s Track & Field World Championships?

I don’t know exactly.

There are several factors:

1.  Hereditary high cholesterol.

2.  I get bored easily.

3.  I have a tendancy to dream BIG!

4.  I’d like to live to see our eight-year old son graduate High School in ten years.

5.  It’s absolutely impossible!

There, I said it.

It IS impossible.

Yes, and….

The only reason it’s impossible is because the odds say so.

After a decade of obstacles, simply to get and stay healthy, I’ve come to realize that the hard work and the time commitment, have elevated my running from ordinary to something unexpected – extraordinary.

So, while I’m healthy and motivated, I’d like to revisit a childhood dream of being an Olympian.  Thank you Randy Paush (The Last Lecture), for the permission to hold onto childish dreams.

Dream big.  Get there.  Stay there.

Make it a great day, because if you don’t, who will?  Carpe diem.  🙂

What’s the limit to a BIG goal?

Tiger Woods has a new, world-class goal.  Know what it is?

Can you guess?

To be the best Daddy in the Universe? He has a newborn son, and an almost two-year old daughter.

First of all, I currently hold that title, “Best Daddy in the Universe”. My human son (eight) and canine son (9) voted, and it’s official.

Guess again? Here’s what he said, and I quote it from yesterday’s USA Today front page:

“I want to become better than I was”.

This made me think, and maybe you too, “What’s my BIG goal this year, and for the next couple years?

Funny thing. I actually have an answer.

Do you? If so, great. If not, why not?

I always think, “Dream Big.  Get There.  Stay There.”

Wishing you the passion, will, and opportunity you need and want, to dream big dreams.  And more importantly, to go after them.

Carpe diem!