I started Athlete On Fire fours year ago. Holy crap, that seems amazing. Often, I had no idea what I was doing. Other times, no idea why I was doing. The effort for creating media and content to try and help strangers from who knows where is a real thing. It’s redundant. Reach out, record, edit, post, write copy, post, repeat….blah. That junk is boring as hell the second I hang up with a guest after a call.
Then, dangit, one of you well meaning people from some small village outside of London, or on the southern coast of Australia, or in the middle of Kansas gets the gumption, the nerve, to send an email telling me how the show made a difference. You were injured and the stories kept you motivated. You didn’t think you could do the “thing” but you went out and did the thing anyway. That junk is fuel. Big time. And though I could add up the hours and the dollar bills I spend on this to make a case for my sanity, or insanity, I won’t. I love this.
I love moving and getting you to move with the purest and strongest intention on being a better version of yourself. That is the one certain thing of 2018.
Oh, there is another. I am turning 40 years old this year. What? You for real?
They used to call being over 40 “over the hill.” That’s freakin dumb man. I have some crazy physical goals this year.
I’ll share the ones I remember right now:
- Dunk on a regulation hoop. I’ve had this goal for my 40th birthday for as long as I can remember. I am coming off training for and running my first 100k so my fast twitch efforts are freaking brutal right now. But, I have to make this happen. Just a simple little dunk.
- I want to run 50 miles in a foreign country. More to come on this. Planning July.
- Float the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Booked. With my uncle, my dad’s brother. We float then hike out!!!
- Throw a football 50 yards. Same thing as the dunk. I’ve always had this goal.
- Bodyfat under 10% . This is the only metric I will even check this year. I don’t care what my weight is or any other BS. I want to move well, be strong, and feel great.
- Hit a baseball over a regular sized field. This is a weird one because I haven’t hit a ball in years.
- Run a sub 6:00 mile.
- Run a sub 20 5k.
- Do 100 push ups straight through.
- Do 20 pull ups without stopping.
Those are some of the main ones. Also, I want to make fitness and training as fun as you can imagine. Challenges and new training ideas coming to you early and often and with a little trash talk. Come hang here. You’ll either step up or curl up and start rolling over your own hill.
Cover Photo by: Shannon Gray