Monday, February 13, 2017

A letter to my Future Self

The 2017 season is here and before it gets too crazy I wanted to take a moment to put pen to paper and make sure I give Thanks to those that deserve it and write a little letter to my future self - a way to preserve and protect what is important to me.

Dear Future Self,

Wassup!? Life has been crazy the past 3 years.  Despite all the changes, you managed to wear a smile everyday and that seems like a victory.  Everything that has happened has led you to this moment. Don't change a thing.

And don't ever forget when some kick ass sponsors and an awesome coach believed in you and your dreams. Kurt Perham Delta Dental Velocio Rudy Project BeetPerformer Infinit Nutrition MC Cycle and Sport. You owe much gratitude to these people.  Make sure you spend lots of time helping other athletes reach their goals.

Go hug your friends. They train by your side and make you belly laugh.  When you are done racing around the world remember that you LOVED racing but maybe what you loved and cherished even more was meeting friends around the globe.

Continue to push your limits in athletics. Be Brave. Life is hard for a reason.  Remember the tragedy of the bike crash, but how it led you to finding some deep inner strength?

As you continue to age you'll continue to ripen (aka: get more awesome). Remember, the goal is to peak when you are 104. So relax and take a deep breath. You've got time. Are you still licking the sugar off of your fingers after dessert? Good. Go high-five that inner child. She's the tenacious, outdoor loving, obsessed runner that refuses to give up.  Never let her go.

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