Wandering Endlessly

Getting lost in fleeting thoughts.

What was I thinking?

Was it important?

My mind goes to the extreme – Who did I just let down? The frustration of this experience has been eating me a live. It keeps me up at night. Scared that if I don’t remember what I was thinking that my world will crumble around me. I’ve surrendered to having to write everything down. Shut out the digital world in order to stay focused in the physical world.

The digital world? Ya, you know; social media. Those menacing notifications that cause a glimpse of blue light beckoning for my attention. That world.. Please let me stay present here for a just a few more minutes so I can get this out.

Lost in confusion, endless searching for that thought. That fleeting piece of information that could complete the puzzle.

Where did I go? My mind lost track of where it was going. Derailed by another shiny imaginary object tempting my attention. The melodic tone of this post is continuing to drive my curiosity. Wondering where it will go. Wandering my mind the like the fire roads of the forests in the Pacific Northwest.

Not knowing when or where to turn back. I’ll leave it here with this. I can be patient with myself. I can accept myself for the different paths that my thoughts take me down. At the end of each thought there is something important. I’ll revisit them when the time is right.

Am I lost or just endless wandering?

Published by: Coach DanielH

Daniel Heller is a strength and conditioning coach, working in the field since 2007 where he began as an intern at Hope’s Gym in Monroe, Washington. In 2009, a month after graduating from Bastyr University, Daniel became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). Since then, he has served as a strength and conditioning coach in the private sector, helping athletes from youth through college level in ice hockey, figure skating, mountain biking, football, and motocross. He works closely with each athlete’s physical therapists and doctors to ensure safety and performance improvement. In 2013, Daniel received the designation of Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the NSCA. On the side Daniel was the exercise physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology consultant for the Advanced Products Development Team at Oakley Inc. He is the Cofounder and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Seattle Institute of Athletic Performance providing Functional Movement Screens, corrective exercises, athletic performance programs, as well as educating athletes and parents on the importance of Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) and practice of heads up sports. Daniel’s passion for strength and conditioning stems from his days as a competitive ice hockey player and mountain biker, aside from the many recreational sports he participates in. He is the true strength & conditioning coach for competitive youths aiming for long careers as athletes but also the weekend warriors that train during the week to stay safe on the weekends. In 2015, Daniel took a year break from coaching in Seattle, Washington to pursue his dream of acquiring a masters degree. He returned to Seattle in September 2016 with a Masters of Science in Strength & Conditioning from the University of Edinburgh after living in Edinburgh, Scotland for a year. By immersing himself in the cycling community of Scotland, he was inspired to focus his dissertation on competitive cyclists from varying disciplines where he researched a potential method of improving stationary sprint start performance. He is excited to return to coaching mountain biking combining his childhood passion with his academic and applied expertise.

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