Stacked Odds

10 01 2012

I would first like to start by setting the correct context; I don’t consider myself a hardcore Bronco fan or even a fan of Pro Football in general; I will admit however that I have been a Tebow fan since he made headlines in Florida.  I’ve always drawn inspiration from his dedication to hard work and drive to prove the ‘na-sayer’s’ wrong.  Everyone seemed to discount him.  All the analysts and experts said the Steelers were ‘without-a-doubt’ headed home with a victory. They discounted Tebow and the Broncos from the get-go; didn’t even give them a fighting chance. So much for the experts.

The odds were stacked against Tebow and he didn’t disappoint. He seems to have a resilience for the times when people start doubting; it lights a fire, turns on the ignition, changes his game. He becomes BETTER when the odds are stacked. He was straight called out by his mentor and boss, Elway; faced criticism for the past few weeks by everyone from the media to his own “fans”, and I’m sure he was well aware of it.  But unlike others, it fueled him to greatness.
*He has the type of resiliency we all need when it comes to everyday fitness*
The odds are stacked against us.  The average American is overweight and dying from the processed sludge that’s consumed by the $millions every day.  Everyone wants to be in-shape, but refuses to make the time and commitment beat the odds; say no for once.
Why can’t you have chiseled abs and strong arms?  Why can’t you be the most successful of your peers?  Take inspiration from others, take time to learn, help those less fortunate, and always Defy the Odds
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Denver Half 9-11-2011

17 09 2011

Its been a while since I’ve updated, so I wanted to get back into the swing of thing!

A few months ago I decided that I wanted to do something competitive and get back into being the best athlete I could be.  I was definitely stuck in the rutt of going to the gym daily and doing the same thing over and over, and although I made “progress” I didn’t make an progress to be a better athlete.  I went up and down, got bigger then smaller, stronger then weaker.  I will always stay a natural athlete, so I didn’t have that option to break my rutt.  Work harder? or work longer? or both.  How can I really become a better overall athlete?  I decided that stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something different was going to help me make that change.

Denver Half Marathon

I’ve always loved running but I haven’t made it a point to train to be a better runner.  So one day, out of the blue, I decided to sign up for a half marathon, which turned into a great decision!  Last weekend I completed my first 13.2 mile run with a time of 1:54:46, which beat my goal of finishing under 2 hours!  Next one, I’m shooting to get under 1:45:00.

Tryout for a sports team, sign up to run ridiculous distances, compete in a crossfit competition, sign up for MMA training – whatever it is, step out of you comfort zone and always be sure to DEFY THE ODDS!!