Saturday, December 30, 2023

Are You Done Getting Better?

Another year of running and lifting has come to an end! What a journey this has been, sharing my story with all of you through a passion of mine, blogging. It's joyful, challenging, exciting, and yes, energizing. I wish I had more time to type out my feelings and thoughts on this past year. I will just say that I truly do love you all. Most of you I do not know and will never meet. But I have come to know a good many of you through your emails. For that I will never be able to repay you. 2023 has been epic, but you ain't seen nothing yet. This is the moment to set your goals for 2024. The New Year is a fresh opportunity. We can create fresh goals, fresh ideas, fresh dreams for our athletic endeavors and our life endeavors at the same time. Tomorrow night will be a symbolic turning of the page. We will look back and reflect and look forward and dream. Be not afraid, DBO family, to lean into the new year. Be not afraid to fail. Things like running and lifting are incredible gifts to the modern world. As children, we moved constantly. As adults we tend to drift away from activity. Why? We simply find other forms of entertainment. But in the end, to begin running all you need is a pair of running shoes. 

And to begin lifting, all you need are a couple of dumbbells. What a joyful morning I had at the gym today! 

Now is the time to take your next step. Own the day, seize it without hesitation. Are you done getting better? I hope not. We march on, fighting for our health and our families and the spiritual renewal of our nation. Let us run on toward our lofty goals, one day at a time, one step at a time. No, we are not done getting better.