I, like many, have been blessed with the ability to physically push myself to the proverbial limit. Others, whether within or out of their control, don’t do the same. And while I’m not passing judgment or looking to make a statement here, I do believe there is something to be said about the following quote:
We don’t choose the cards we’re dealt, but we CAN decide how to play them.
The bets you take in life, the hands you decide to play or fold, and what you learn from those that come up a card short are defining moments that I’ve chosen to learn and live from. It’s for this reason I felt the need to start a blog dedicated to the stories, smiles and heartaches we have after defining moments in our lives. For me, and those that I surround myself with, the moments are typically associated with endurance events like running, biking, hiking, snowboarding and others.
I want When it’s all said and RUN to feel like the apres ski hour right after a full day of riding on the mountain; sitting at a dive bar with your close friends reliving the day’s snowy highs and lows. I want this blog to feel like that post-marathon pizza and beer with other racers, each one telling their own personal recount of the race. Most of all, I want to be intimate, candid and open with everyone, so that each reader can feel even the tiniest shortness of breath as I retell the summits of gracious 14ers.
Without getting too whimsical so early on in this adventure, I’d just like to conclude by saying thanks for showing interest in the blog – I look forward to sharing many moments with you and hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy telling them.