I’ve never been one to live vicariously. I started “just doing it” long before Nike coined the phrase. My propensity for risk-taking, impetuous behavior and daring to do the seemingly impossible has led me along some interesting and unusual trails in my life journey. I’ve lived mostly outside the box…..that box being the typical American Dream, life path. You know the one….go to college, get a job, get married, buy a house, have some kids, work hard all your life, retire, try to have a little fun and then expire. That one. I’ve actually done all those, albeit have biological children, but some of them I’ve over Dunn, some of them foolishly and for sure all of them.
Now, at the age of 72, I have this desire to share my journey. My journey, like all of yours, has had it’s mountain top highs and it’s valleys of despair. I’ve learned a few things along the way…...probably missed a few things too……. that I want to pass on...let me rephrase that….to impart.
I’m unique in many ways, as are we all. Reminds me of the saying: “You may as well be yourself, everyone else is taken”. I want to celebrate my uniqueness through the telling of my multi-faceted life story. And through the process of telling my story, I hope to encourage you to celebrate where you are in life; encourage you to take a serious look at what you want to accomplish in the next few years; and encourage you to accept and love the person that you have become.
Much of the last 40 + years of my life have been focused on running. Running as recreation. Running as a profession. Running as a business opportunity. Running as my salvation. Running as a source of joy. Running as a way to see the world. Running as a way to ruin a marriage. Running as my life.
Up to this point in my life, I’ve run more than 50,000 miles and believe me when I tell you, which I intend to do, it’s been an exciting 4 plus decades.
It’s been said that long-distance running is a metaphor for life. It’s true. I invite you to go for a run with me.
Don’t limit your challenges…...Challenge your limits.