I was listening to the basketball hall of fame enshrinement speech by Rebecca Lobo (which was great- side note) but she said something that got me thinking- her daughter was 5yo during a march madness and her husband was watching a men's UCONN game. Her daughter asked "daddy are those men playing basketball?" He said yes, to which she replied "I didn't know men played basketball too!" ⛹🏼♀️
Our kids only see what we show them- we socialize them with what we DO. This struck a chord with me (not only because I ❤️ women's basketball and feel it gets a bad rap- a convo for another day) but because I want my boys to grow up believing they can literally do anything they want- with hard work, perseverance and sometimes gritting through the tough. They will grow up knowing mom does it and so can they!👩👦👦
Uncle Tony!! @tonyshorton .
Who do you have in your circle of influence?
In today's era of technology, we can hand select just about anyone to be our mentors
And this legend inspires me on many different levels.
Tony has played a crucial role in growing my online coaching business! .
Has anyone used his programs?
Not Big4 but almost. Copenhagen Marathon, Garmin Challenge Herning, Ironman Copenhagen, CPH Half. #almost#greatseason
25 130118 hours ago
A slightly different kind of #transformationtuesday... And a reminder that this running thing isn't a perfectly linear journey, and that's okay. Above, we have my first timed adult 5K in 2015, my 5K PR in February, and my 5K from last weekend. I'd just done my first Ironman 6ish weeks before that first 5K so there was definitely some solid fitness to set that benchmark. It took nearly two years and hundreds of hours of training to chip away at those paces and get to that 19:10 5K. And yet just a few months later, I'm seemingly back at square one (although I know/hope it won't take so long to get the speed back again). This could be -- and at times, is -- extremely frustrating to compare the runner I was just earlier this year to the one I am right now.
But guess what? We've all heard the phrase, "Comparison is the thief of joy," right? We do ourselves a disservice when we compare ourselves to others -- *including* past versions of ourselves! It's good to acknowledge what we've done before in the sense that we know we can do it again. But we shouldn't let that comparison rob us of the joy that can be found in our current situation. This is especially true for runners, since we'll all have to take some downtime and "start over" to some extent at least once along the way. Best to be happy that we're running in the first place! 🙌
And as cheesy as it sounds, even though the numbers were vastly different on Friday than they were in February, there was one common denominator: I gave those 3.1 miles my all. And that's the part that matters most! So actually, no matter what the watch says, I've been the same runner every step of the way. 😊
43 107617 hours ago
Los líderes se hacen, no nacen. Están hechos por duro esfuerzo, que es el precio que todos nosotros debemos pagar para alcanzar cualquier meta que valga la pena.