Monday, June 4, 2012

Swim. Bike. Run: Setting goals.

As many of you know, I pretty much shingle houses all summer. Occasionally, I get to do something fun like go swimming or have a bonfire (two of my favorite things in the summer). However, one other thing I like to do in the summer is compete in triathlons. This summer, I have 3 on the schedule, one in June, one in July and one in August. So, besides shingling, I have been doing some training for the DakotaMan triathlon coming up on June 16th at Lake Alvin by Harrisburgh. This one I will be competing in as a team with my brother and sister. My sister, Tresse, will be doing the swim and my brother, Joe, will be doing the bike. That leaves me doing the run. For the other two triathlons, I will compete in them individualy, which means I will do the swim, bike and run. The July triathlon is in Watertown and the August triathlon is in Canby. So, why am I telling you this? Well, it's simple. Though I do not win these races, it is a goal of mine to complete them and do post the best time I can possibly get. The key word is GOAL. You need to have some goals. You need to pick something that you like or are interested in and try to be the best. Not the best compared to other people, but the best you can be. I do not win triathlons (although I think we have a shot to win the team tri) but I try as hard as I can to do the best I can. Whatever else happens, it doesn't matter. As long as you set some goals and try as hard as you can towards them and do your best, that's all anyone can ask of you. No matter what. The thing that gets people is that they don't try as hard as they can. They don't do their best. They want to be successful but are unwilling to put in the time to make themselves better. They fail to put in the time to make themselves the best they can be. Trust me, the last thing I want to do when I get home from shingling for 10 hours is go running or biking. But I do because that is what it takes to do the best I can be. You don't have to do triathlons but be active. Set some physical goals and go 
after them like your hair is on fire. 

(PS: Pictures and results will be coming in the future....)


BEAST MODE(aka-ari) said...

Good luck on your triathlon.
Speaking of sports i think my mom posted up my homerun hit... pretty kool i think.

Mr. Klumper said...

Ari: I think i saw that post about your homerun. Congrats! That's awesome. Good job. keep up the beast mode!
-Mr. Klumper