My mom just got back from mountain biking in Moab. My dad is about to embark on a 6 week road trip to Alaska. One of my best friends is three days into his quest to hike 75 mountains in 75 days (14ersproject.org) Another best friend has lost a bunch of weight being consistent and persistent in his running and diet. I have a cousin who is 2 months away from a multi day stage race in Iceland (runiceland.org) My wife is finishing her 3 year medical residency (really an 11 year grind). And there’s probably hundreds of other people in my life doing amazing things!
Last summer I turned to the Iron Cowboy for my daily inspiration as he completed 50 ironmans in 50 states in 50 days. To find this year’s motivation I have to look no further than the people closest to me. That’s quite incredible. I don’t think everyone is able to say that.
So today I want to express gratitude for everyone in my life who is out there accomplishing their dreams, striving to make themselves better, and exploring this beautiful world.
I’m a lucky man to have these adventurers in my life. I’ve been raised to love the outdoors, to seek exploration, and to realize the importance of seeking life journeys. I am surrounded by people whom I care about who share the same ideals. You guys all inspire me to be a better person and to reach higher than I thought possible.
Thank you so much for the joy you bring.