Showing posts from May, 2019

The Mayhem on Memorial Day

“Babe, is it hot in here? I think I’m starting to sweat.” I said on our way to the wedding.

“Stop thinking about the race, You’ve been looking at that map and getting yourself all worked up.” My girlfriend replied from the driver's seat.

Days before the race I started feeling the tight stomach and the itchy heart. It’s been a long offseason and today was the beginning. It certainly didn’t disappoint. 

We pulled up to the Jewish Community Center in Columbus, Ohio where Memorial Day Mayhem is located. This is the first of five amazing races in the Ohio OCR Grand Slam. The course is fast and technical. In its 3.1 miles, it hosts 40 obstacles set up in groups. There is a more explosive section with burpees, short monkey bars. and tire flips. A trail run section. Water run, balance section and strength section with undercarriage, log carry, tire pull and rope climb, just to name a few.

As far as spectating goes, there is a great place inside to get out of the sun if need be, a kids course …

Appreciation, the blessing of not knowing

So I'm on my run and I have to explain that I've been nursing this injury for about three
weeks. Yesterday I was able to go out on about a three-mile run and I didn't feel any
pain, so I was pretty excited to go out on this trail run. This time I decided to do some
speed work to give it a go, right? Well, on my second interval I started feeling the pain
come back, so I decided to stop running and just walk back to my car.

I thought about my races coming up and my season and I thought about how the injury
will be fine by then. If not ... Actually I never really thought about if not. I'm just sure it's
going to be fine by then, but I decided to ask myself why this is happening? If it's happening
because God wants it to happen, what might He want me to do right now? I started
looking around and just wanting to love God.

It was amazing, this experience that I had. I just started praying and I started telling God
about how magnificent He is. God the Creator of space…

Tired of the same old thing?

Man the other day I was reflecting on how far I've come in 5 years. I realized it wasn't possible for me to live in this space in life until I learned what I have which has gotten me here. That's the thing. Did you miss it? I had to learn to become the me I am today. Tony Robbins says, "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got." I mean it makes sense though right? If you want to be a scientist we have to learn how to be one right?
That's the secret. If you want to be a new you, learn what the new you needs to know. How does this work? Neuroplasticity.
Neuroplasticity is the forming and reforming of the connections our brain makes. New neurons can be formed and new branches of synapses grow. This happens in three stages. Can you guess the first? 
1- When we are first developing at the beginning of our life our brain learns how to work
2- When a brain injury occurs it causes us to enhance other functions when one is lost.
3- W…