Race season is quickly approaching. At this point in time, some of you have decided which races you will tackle this year and what your goals are for each race. You’re making your way through base training and strengthening your weaknesses. Hopefully, you’ve had the opportunity to spend some extra time with your families before training and racing season gets hot and heavy.
As you think about your goals, I encourage you to AME high. Sure, they should be realistic and achievable SMART goals. But as you think about where you want to be at the end of this year, next year and even five years from now, plan big. You are capable of more than you think, both in your physical pursuits and every other area of your life. Map out where you want to be in two, three, five years even and make a plan to get there. Don’t sell yourself short and don't let yourself get overwhelmed with big goals. Remember, like any endurance event, goals are achieved one step at a time.
Recently, a friend and former co-worker of mine passed away with no warning, likely due to a heart attack. He was young, mid 40’s, a cyclist and runner. He left behind a wife and two kids. Life is unpredictable, why waste it not dreaming and doing BIG! So, dream, go for your goals. Live your life without limits, AME high and always do it with a smile!