What did you think when you first read the title of this blog? Seflishly Optimistic. Does self care come to mind? It should because that’s what I’m talking about here. You see so much of my time is passionately spent working with others to improve their life performance. I say life performance becasue ranging from youth athletes to weekend warriors who want to enjoy their recreational activity pain free. I love it! Their continued passion and drive for life inspires me. In the shadows of their work, I have to do the same.
This is really about taking some me time to do some self care. The 2018 race season is all about self care because my goal is to get top 10 in every race this season. As you can see from the pictures, I’m putting in the work. The latte and croissant represent me taking my me time, not my diet. Just want to make that clear. My Instagram Story and regular photos/videos show my journey. Obviously this blog is not about the details of my training, it’s about optimism, passion, and getting back to the roots of what we do and why we do the things we do.
By dedicating this season myself, my goals, and my passion, I’m further enhancing the man I want to be. Demonstrating that I can meet all my obligations, be there for my friends, support my athletes, while doing what I need to do to meet my goal for this season. This is my time, my season, my opportunity to go after what I want. Demonstrate what I stand for. Prove to myself that I can be competitive. I do have the drive to give it my all. I am filled with confidence that this is all possible because of the community I’ve fully dedicated myself to at the ice rink and in the mountains. We are all in this together. What I appreciate so much myself is that even though I’m being selfish in this arena, I am still fully present to those around me. These reciprocal relationships make this all possible. So is it really selfish? I’ll stick with Selfishly Optimistic.